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Police: Man shot Tennessee youth football coach over fight between players

Associated Press • Aug 13, 2018 at 1:33 PM

NASHVILLE — Police in Tennessee say a youth football coach was shot and wounded after breaking up a fight involving his players and an opposing team.

Nashville police say in a statement the 42-year-old coach is recovering from two bullet wounds to his right leg. They say he was shot Saturday night at Antioch High School during an altercation with a man who supported the other team.

Police say the man was angry about the way the coach intervened in the fight and asked the coach to meet him under the bleachers. The coach said the man then pulled out a pistol and started shooting.

Authorities say the man fled in a vehicle. They say the shooter’s photo was taken by a surveillance camera, and detectives are trying to confirm his identity.

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