There have been plenty of scary incidents happening at ballparks around the country. For the most part, these involve adults arguing over a professional sport that they have no control over. The latest instance of violence surrounding baseball was much scarier.

Players, parents and community members were taking in a youth baseball game in North Charleston, South Carolina yesterday evening. Everything was completely normal until around 8:44 PM. Video from the game captured the terrifying sound of gunshots ringing out from nearby, according to TMZ.

Children scrambled for cover upon hearing the gunshots. The video captured a horrific scene. Several shots rang out in the night as the confused kids rushed to safety. The gunfire continued for several frightening seconds before it finally let up.

The North Charleston Police Department said the gunfire came from a nearby parking lot. A large group of teenagers had been involved in a fight. After the brawl, they began shooting at each other.


Three cars were damaged in the crossfire. Fortunately, nobody was injured. This was an extremely tense and dangerous situation.

The police are now investigating and have promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. They will also look into taking enhanced safety measures to give anxious parents and kids peace of mind. Games scheduled for the park today were canceled as the investigation continues.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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