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Police respond to incident at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster

East Hempfield Township Police say they believe no gun was fired during a fight at Spooky Nook Sports Complex.
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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Authorities say a number of people were injured at an indoor sports complex in Lancaster County after some kind of incident triggered a rush by the crowd for the exits. 

Diane Garber, emergency services coordinator for East Hempfield Township, said the 2:20 p.m. Sunday incident at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim apparently started as a fight during a basketball tournament, but there has been no confirmation of initial reports of a weapon being involved. 

Authorities said several people reported hearing a gunshot, but no weapon was found or seen by any witnesses.

Garber said there were fewer than a dozen injuries, with six to eight people transported to hospitals, all with non-life-threatening injuries related to the evacuation.

"The best thing to do is leave the facility and go to your car, but then just stay in your car until you are given further direction," said Garber.

Though many were in panic officials say community members do not need to be worried.

"People quickly helped other people get help, said Garber, "people quickly left the facility left the property, left the premises, and made room for emergency services. At this point, there's no reason for the community to feel any concern."

East Hempfield Police are continuing to investigate the incident and review video as they speak to witnesses.

Anyone with video that would be helpful or witnessed a firearm being used during the disturbance is asked to contact East Hempfield Police at 717-898-3103.

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