Man shot in parking lot of football game

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A shooting took place outside JFK Stadium in Springfield while a Lebanon High School team played in a tournament there.

At around 6:46 p.m. Thursday outside Parkview High School’s JFK tadium at 1333 S. Grant, a man and woman from Springfield allegedly attacked a man as he sat in his car.

The victim, a 53-year-old man from Springfield, suffered two non-life threatening wounds: a knife laceration on his neck and gunshot wound in his side. He was conscious as EMS loaded him in ambulance and is in stable condition in a Springfield hospital, according to the Springfield Police Department.

Witnesses heard what sounded like two shots and took shelter where they could.

Springfield Police Department Public Affairs Officer Lisa Cox confirmed that the victim knew his attackers. Cox said the SPD was not ready to comment on a possible motive for the attack.

A Lebanon High School football team coached by Will Christian was on the field at the time playing a West Plains team in a seven on seven tournament. Christian said he heard one shot as the teams played on the south end of the field. He doubted that the players on the field even heard the shot.

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