Teen dead after gunmen ‘ambushed’ 5 high school football players in Philadelphia, police say – NBC News
During a high school football game, the primary concern is which team will win and which will lose. However, at Roxborough High School, an average scrimmage turned deadly during a shooting ambush.
A shooting occurred at Roxborough High School after a football scrimmage. Two gunmen “ambushed” a group of students walking near the school and shot five students.
Police initially found two 14-year-olds, a 17-year-old and another victim suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the 14-year-olds died. Larry Krasner, Philadelphia County District Attorney, said he was outraged and shocked by the shooting.
A light green Ford Explorer opened fire on Roxborough High School players, killing 14-year-old Nicholas Elizalde. A suspect has not been publicly identified, and a motive for the attack remains unknown.
Players from three schools were involved in the scrimmage, Stanford said. The gunmen appeared to have fired “a lot” of bullets at the players, Stanford said.
The shooters ambushed three football teams walking away from a scrimmage, and shot five Roxboro High School football players. One 14 year old boy from Saul High School was shot to death.
Authorities are searching for a car with five shooters inside, according to sources.
For additional information on this high school shooting, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.
- Teen dead after gunmen ‘ambushed’ 5 high school football players in Philadelphia, police say NBC News
- Gunmen ambush football players near Roxborough High School; 1 dead, 4 hurt 6abc Philadelphia
- Philadelphia high school student dead, 4 others injured in shooting after football scrimmage Fox News
- ‘It must stop!’ Philadelphia Eagles players A.J. Brown, Lane Johnson react to high school football player killed in Roxborough WPVI-TV
- 14-Year-Old Student Killed, 4 Others Injured In Shooting At Philadelphia Football Scrimmage NBC News