Nine people shot during game at an Allerton basketball court

(08/21/04) ALLERTON - Nine people were shot during a game at an Allerton basketball court Friday night. Police say one of the victims is a 5-year-old boy.

All nine victims were taken to Jacobi Hospital where they are listed in stable condition. According to authorities, there may be more than one gunman responsible for the shooting. They also say the shooting may have been in retaliation from part of an ongoing dispute.

One person who lives close to the basketball court says the games draw many people and usually end in some sort of fight.

Police say they are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made yet.

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