Teen dead after gunmen ‘ambushed’ 5 high school football players in Philadelphia, police say – NBC News
In an ambush-style attack outside a Pennsylvania high school on Tuesday afternoon, two gunmen killed a teenage football player and injured four others.
According to police, the violence broke out after 4:40 p.m. outside Roxborough High School in Philadelphia as the boys left a football scrimmage against two other schools.
A 14-year-old boy was killed and several other teens were wounded when gunmen opened fire from a light green Ford Explorer.
The murdered teenager was shot once in the chest on the left side. Within 30 minutes of the attack, he was pronounced dead.
Police said a 17-year-old player was shot once in his right arm and three times in his left leg, while his 14-year-old teammate was shot once in the left thigh. There was a fourth victim who sustained a graze injury, ABC7 reported.
The surviving teens are in stable condition, according to authorities.
Police said all five victims played football for Roxborough High School. However, sources told WPVI-TV that the murdered 14-year-old attends nearby Saul High School, which doesn’t have a football team.
The Roxborough team allows students from Saul to play, according to the sources.
There have been no arrests as of yet, and police are still investigating.
For more coverage on this story, check the following additional news sources:
- Teen dead after gunmen ‘ambushed’ 5 high school football players in Philadelphia, police say NBC News
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- Gunmen ambush football players near Roxborough High School; 1 dead, 4 hurt 6abc Philadelphia
- 4 Shot Near Roxborough HS, Believed to Be Members of Football Team NBC 10 Philadelphia
- ‘Everything escalated so fast’ | Morning Newsletter The Philadelphia Inquirer