Funeral scheduled for boy shot at high school football game

November 25, 2019 GMT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Funeral services will be held this weekend for a 10-year-old boy who died after being shot during a New Jersey high school football playoff game.

Micah Tennant’s family says the service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic City.

The child was shot in the neck when gunfire erupted in the stands during a Nov. 15 game between Pleasantville and Camden. He died five days later, just hours before the game was resumed.

A 15-year-old boy was also grazed in the incident.

Six men have been charged in the shooting, including a 27-year-old man who was shot. Authorities have said he was targeted by the shooter.

The suspected gunman faces numerous counts including murder, two counts of attempted murder and weapons offenses.