2 teens shot after Fayetteville high school football game; student charged with mass violence threat

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville police are investigating after two teens were shot near an earlier high school football game Friday night.

Saturday, Cumberland County deputies said a student was charged with communicating a threat of mass violence on an educational property.

The shooting was reported near Seventy-First High School at approximately 9:53 p.m., according to police, which is at 6764 Raeford Rd.

Phillip Lytch, 19, and Frank Haskins III, 18, were identified as the two men shot. They suffered non-life threatening injuries, Fayetteville police Sgt. Jeremy Glass said. However, both were transported by ambulance to the hospital.

The shooting happened following the football game between Seventy-First and Cape Fear high schools.

Additionally, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office towed an abandoned red Ford Focus with a bullet hole in the front passenger door found in the Seventy-First Middle School parking lot, that officers believe are related to the incident.

Finally, police identified a 15-year-old, although they did not release a name, who posted a threat of retaliation in response to the shooting on Instagram. The post said the retaliation event would occur at Seventy-First High School.

Police said the user has since deleted the post, but officers have a copy.

Saturday afternoon, a 9th-grade Seventy-First High School student was charged with communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property, according to deputies. The student made posts on social media shortly after the shooting at Seventy-First Classical Middle School, deputies said.

The school will see increased security at the school on Monday morning.

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