A TEENAGER is said to be fighting for his life after horrifying scenes at a fourth division match in Argentina.
The local Buenos Aires derby between Club Lujan and Club Alem was suspended inside 15 minutes as chaos engulfed Lujan’s Campo Municipal de Deportes stadium.
Local reports claim a young man, 18, has been seriously injured after gunshots rang out in the vicinity of the match.
It is claimed visiting ultras arrived in cars and opened fire at home supporters gathered in pubs and bars near the stadium – with at least seven injured from the hail of bullets.
Fighting also broke out inside and around the ground, with other injuries sustained from brawling and objects being thrown.
Police fired rubber bullets to try and disperse the warring groups.
It is also reported that some kind of ‘sound bomb’ was thrown and landed near the visitors’ dug out, with the referee first suspending the game before quickly abandoning it and taking the players to safety.
Chaotic video shows some fans fighting and throwing missiles while others run away in terror.
One video – too graphic to share – showed a boy clutch his stomach while covered in blood as paramedics offered urgent care.
The wounded and injured were transferred to the nearby Municipal Hospital Nuestra Senora de Lujan
A statement on Alem’s Facebook page read: “Unfortunately the classic was suspended due to incidents.
“What should be a football party is overshadowed by a group of violent people.”
Alem coach Horacio Fabregat is quoted by Ole as saying: “We are inside the locker room, we have no way to get out because we don’t have a microphone and we are waiting [to find out] how we are going to go home.
“The leaders [of the club] are with us and the people of Lujan are seeing how we can [leave].
“I was the first to see that something was happening, I called the fourth referee and asked him to stop the game.
“From then on they asked us to get inside the field, they began to throw stones at us and a very loud bomb fell near the [dugout].
“I know it was something serious that happened outside, but we don’t know who what happened.”