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5 Gunmen targeted 17-year-old; Philadelphia football players

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia police have released additional information into Tuesday’s deadly shooting in the back of Roxborough High School. Some of this information has changed with the new details.

The police said they are looking into whether a lunchroom incident sparked the deadly shooting. Nicholas Elizalde, 14, was shot once in the chest and passed away a short time later.

Bullets (Photo by Pixabay)

Surveillance video was released showing one gunman running down the street. Police believe that this gunman chased down one of the victims and stood over top of him but either ran out of bullets or his gun jammed.

Elizalde was one of five football players, who were shot in the mayhem. 6ABC reported that he played for Roxborough High School but attended a nearby school, Saul High School.

The police said that these gunmen, who may be minors themselves, targeted a 17-year-old, who was one of the people shot. They also said that others walked past this SUV.

The Ford Explorer waited for the scrimmage to get done for six minutes before shooting at the players.

Initial reports said that all five players, who were shot, played for Roxborough High School. Now, the authorities said that the 17-year-old, who was targeted, was not involved with the football team.

They said he was friends with one of the players.

The police initially said 30 bullets were found. Now they claim 61 bullets were shot by the five gunmen. Elizalde was shot once in the chest.

The new information suggests that there was a sixth individual tied to the gunman. This person acted as the getaway driver.

Following the shooting, four gunmen got back into the SUV. And the aforementioned lone gunman chased down a victim — no additional bullets were fired — before meeting back up with his gunmen crew.

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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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