Shooting in park outside stadium sends 8 to hospitals, 1 teen critically injured

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A shooting in a parking lot outside a stadium where youths had gathered left eight injured, one critically, over the weekend, authorities said.

Chester police said the shooting occurred just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the lot outside Subaru Park, where the Philadelphia Union plays. Witnesses said that around 100 young people had gathered on the lot to celebrate the upcoming end of the school year and the holidays. Some victims appeared to have been injured while fleeing the gunfire, authorities said.

Delaware County City Police Commissioner Steven Gretsky told reporters that eight people were taken to the hospital. All had been released Monday afternoon except for a 17-year-old who was in critical condition, Gretsky said.

The shooting occurred hours after Union affiliate team Union II played a 7 p.m. game against Crew II at the stadium along the Delaware River.

A spokesperson for the team said officials were "saddened" by the violence, noting that it occurred "hours after a second-team game ended and occurred in an outside parking area on the opposite side of the bridge that had not been open for the game ."

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