CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being shot at a Pleasantville High School football game over the weekend. Ten-year-old Micah remains in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital.
The Atlantic City fifth-grader was shot in the neck while sitting in the stands during a Pleasantville-Camden High School football playoff game.
Police say 31-year-old Alvin Wyatt opened fire on another man, 27-year-old Ibn Abdullah. A 15-year-old boy also suffered a graze wound. They’re both OK.
Six men, including Wyatt and Abdullah, have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting.
The Pleasantville community is continuing to rally around Micah.
High school football player and senior Ernest Howard tweeted, “I will be wearing #10 for the remainder of the season in honor of Micah (Dew) who is only 10 years old fighting for his life still who got affected from the tragic event on Friday night at our playoff game against Camden #DoitforDew #ForMicah #Theville keep fighting Micah!!!”
I will be wearing #10 for the remainder of the season in honor of Micah (Dew) who is only 10 years old fighting for his life still who got affected from the tragic event on Friday night at our playoff game against Camden #DoitforDew #ForMicah #Theville keep fighting Micah!!!
— Ernest Howard JR.💫 (@DatGuyErnest) November 17, 2019
Pleasantville Police Chief Sean Riggin and Mayor Jessie Tweedle visited the 10-year-old victim at the hospital.
“I don’t want to be emotional on television but I can tell you that he’s a 10-year-old and he’s in very bad shape,” Riggin said.
“The mother is so strong, she has a lot of faith and she’s projecting such a positive environment with faith the way she’s been acting and carrying herself and everyone is feeding off of her. So there’s a lot of faith and energy and strength in the air and that’s what’s really helping everyone out,” Tweedle said.
Micah’s family is asking for donations through a GoFundMe campaign to help cover his medical bills.
The playoff game will resume at Lincoln Financial Field on Wednesday. It will pick up in the third quarter from when it stopped.
CBS3’s Chantee Lans and Cleve Bryan contributed to this report.