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Football player killed, others shot at Philadelphia HS football scrimmage

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

One minute, a high school football player was scrimmaging at Roxborough High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Seconds later, he was battling for his life before succumbing to his injuries.

The 14-year-old, who lost his life, was one of five players, who were shot on Tuesday. At this time, three others are in the hospital.

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One football player suffered a graze wound.

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The authorities believe two suspects ambushed the players. The incident at approximately 4:30 pm.

Three teams were scrimmaging and it had just concluded when the shooting took place. The teams involved in the scrimmage were Roxborough High School, Northeast High School, and the Boys Latin Charter School.

The police say that the two gunmen shot at least 30 times at the players. A Ford Explorer is believed to be the vehicle involved in the crime.

At this time, there is no description of the Ford Explorer.

A 14 and 17-year-old are in stable condition. A fourth victim is in an unknown condition at this time.

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The police said that all five players were members of Roxborough High School. However, 6ABC is reporting that the 14-year-old, who was shot and killed, actually played for Roxborough High School, but actually attended Saul High School.

“Certainly unacceptable gun violence like this does not help anything,” Superintendent Tony Watlington said in a statement. “So we’re always asking ourselves how are the children and frankly, many of our children are not well.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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