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1 dead in Worthing High School shooting, police say it was possibly gang-related

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(CBS/AP) HOUSTON - One person was killed and five others were injured Wednesday in a shooting on the football field at Worthing High School in Houston - according to witnesses and police it appeared to be gang-related.

The shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday as a group of young men watched their girlfriends play football at the high school, witnesses say. The game was not sanctioned by the school and school was not in session at the time of the shooting.

Witnesses told police that a Ford Taurus full of young men drove onto the field and a brief fistfight broke out. The fight appeared to be over before the shooting started, police say.

Someone in the crowd of spectators may have fired back at the gunmen, witnesses told police. The names of those who were shot have not been released.

Officers later found a blood-stained Ford Taurus at an apartment complex five miles away.

Police couldn't confirm whether the shooting victims were themselves part of a gang, but they say gang ties appear to be part the of the shooters' motive.