Neighbors fed up with violence at Goldin Sportsplex - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Neighbors fed up with violence at Goldin Sportsplex

Neighbors say they are fed up with the violence. (Photo source: WLOX) Neighbors say they are fed up with the violence. (Photo source: WLOX)
Multiple fights at a Gulfport sports complex sent teens running Tuesday afternoon. (Photo source: Facebook) Multiple fights at a Gulfport sports complex sent teens running Tuesday afternoon. (Photo source: Facebook)
  • Inside WLOX.comMore>>

  • Gulfport police chief blames social media for 'sickening' fight video

    Gulfport police chief blames social media for 'sickening' fight video

    Thursday, November 17 2016 2:45 PM EST2016-11-17 19:45:02 GMT

    Scary, sickening. That's what Police Chief Leonard Papania calls the video of a fight between high school students at the Goldin Sports Complex.   

    More >>

    Scary, sickening. That's what Police Chief Leonard Papania calls the video of a fight between high school students at the Goldin Sports Complex.   

    More >>
  • Shooting at Gulfport sports complex sends teens running

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 12:40 AM EST2016-11-16 05:40:45 GMT
    Multiple fights at a Gulfport sports complex sent teens running Tuesday afternoon. (Photo source: Facebook)Multiple fights at a Gulfport sports complex sent teens running Tuesday afternoon. (Photo source: Facebook)

    A shooting at a Gulfport sports complex Tuesday afternoon sent students scattering. Video showing the aftermath of the incident was posted on Facebook and sent to WLOX. Police say they received a call that a firearm was discharged during a fight at Goldin Sports Complex shortly before 4:30 p.m. 

    More >>

    A shooting at a Gulfport sports complex Tuesday afternoon sent students scattering. Video showing the aftermath of the incident was posted on Facebook and sent to WLOX. Police say they received a call that a firearm was discharged during a fight at Goldin Sports Complex shortly before 4:30 p.m. 

    More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Those who live near Goldin Sportsplex are outraged that the park has played host to yet another large fight.

Glenda Morgan said she was appalled as she watched a video showing dozens of young men and women involved in a melee at the park less than a mile from her home.

(WARNING: Video contains graphic language)

“I take my grandchildren over there to play, and now that I've heard there were gunshots over there and fighting, we as leaders need to be examples to our children,” said Morgan, who lives in the Wingate subdivision.

Goldin Sportsplex was built for sports and recreation, not fights like this. Hundreds of homes surround the park that has football fields, baseball fields, basketball ball courts, and tennis courts.

“When the kids aren't playing ball, it should be gated up. I really believe so. I mean, people don't belong in that park if they're not playing ball,” said another man who lives nearby.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened at the Goldin Sportsplex. Just last year, a similar video surfaced of adults fighting in the same spot.

“I am very concerned. I feel that stuff like this shouldn't happen in these neighborhoods. Thank God nobody got shot.”

That video now has more than 400 shares on social media. Some neighbors are calling it the wrong way to utilize those platforms.

“Today is social media. That's our lives today. I use it here and there, because I don't have the time to sit there and use it all day long like most people, and I think that's too much for some children, teenagers. It has to be managed by their parents,” said Morgan.

In the meantime, residents said they will push to have something done to keep this type of bad behavior away from their park.

Police tell us they believe they will be able to make arrests based on those who appear in the video.

Harrison Central High School Principal Avery Bush said he was made aware of the video and identified some of the young people as his students.

Harrison County School District Superintendent Roy Gill released this statement Wednesday morning:

The situation is out of our hands, because it has nothing to do with school. If it came into school, we would handle it accordingly. Extra precautions were put into place at Harrison Central High School today, due to the incident. That type of behavior is zero tolerance at school.

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

    Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:51:30 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:43:22 GMT
    (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...(Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

    More >>

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

    More >>
  • In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

    In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:10:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-05-20 04:05:44 GMT
    (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly schoo...(Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly schoo...

    Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.

    More >>

    Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.

    More >>
  • Mother has message for son after he's arrested for stealing car

    Mother has message for son after he's arrested for stealing car

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-05-19 12:49:30 GMT
    Evelyn Thompson (Source: WMC Action News 5)Evelyn Thompson (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    A police chase in Memphis ended with two suspected car thieves in police custody, and one angry mother with a message for her son behind bars. 

    More >>

    A police chase in Memphis ended with two suspected car thieves in police custody, and one angry mother with a message for her son behind bars. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly