UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – A fight within a crowd on Armory Drive. Near Tilden Ave just north of the Proctor High School football stadium escalated into gunfire Saturday afternoon. A Proctor school security officer was shot in the back of his neck. He is in critical but stable condition at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Utica.

No arrests have yet been made and Utica police are asking for anyone any information or images from the incident to call Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-866-730-8477. Any information submitted can be done anonymously.

At a press conference held at the Utica City School District office, Utica Police Chief said that Proctor Campus Security had turned away a group of males who tried to enter the school’s football stadium during the fourth quarter of the Proctor v Binghamton game. Security at the gate was concerned about the intentions of the group. It has not been made clear if this group was directly involved in the fights or the shooting that occurred after the game.

Video of the shooting has surfaced on social media. It shows a large group of teen agers in the road on Armory Drive. There are several fights breaking out. Several School Security Officers and Utica Police respond quickly, attempting to stop the fights. And there was some dispersing of the crowd. The shooting victim went directly to what appeared to be the flash point conflict. A different angle of that fight shows at least one knife involved. As some of those in the crowd began to disperse, most of the security officers turned to go toward the high school. The shots, at least two, looked to have originated from the school parking lot on the north side of Armory Drive.

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was immediately by Utica Fire Department EMTs to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was reported to be in critical but stable condition Saturday night.

Acting Utica City Superintendent Kathy Davis announced that there will be no school activities conducted on Sunday and no afterschool activities on Monday. Counseling will be available to any students who may like to talk about the incident. Those interested can call 315-792-2210 on Sunday.

Utica Police drew upon the resource of law enforcement mutual aid. Responding to the East Utica high school in support of Utica Police were units of the New York State Police, Oneida County Sheriff and the Police Departments from New Hartford, Yorkville and New York Mills.