12 injured after incident at middle school AAU basketball game causes chaos

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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — There’s was an incident that sent several people to the hospital at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Lancaster County Sunday afternoon.

When WHTM reached out to dispatch, they said it is a “chaotic scene” and to “avoid the area.” Police were initially called to the scene for a report of gunfire.

Spooky Nook Sports wrote on Facebook that there were no shots fired as was previously rumored. But police said the entire incident is still being investigated.

Diane Garber, Emergency Services Coordinator, said people left the building “in a chaotic manner” after the incident leading to six people being trampled and transferred to the hospital. Officials later said six others were injured and treated at the scene.

All injuries are non-life-threatening.

Garber said she was told a fight broke out during an AAU basketball game as part of “Marquee Nationals” by Marquee Hoops. This tournament was for middle school players. Police called the rest of the incident facts “sketchy.”

Garber said Spooky Nook has armed security and that guns are not allowed in the facility. The building has been completely evacuated and they say many of the people at the basketball tournament were from out-of-town.

The facility announced on Facebook it was closed for the remainder of Sunday after the injuries.

Pa. State Police and surrounding police departments helped immediately with the aftermath of the chaos. East Hempfield Township Police is investigating the incident.

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