Philadelphia, PA – Five members of the Roxborough High School football team were shot as they were walking off the field on Tuesday afternoon and a 14-year-old player has died.
Philadelphia police said the incident occurred at about 4:41 p.m. on Sept. 27 as the football players were leaving the field behind Roxborough High School in the 300-block of Fairway Terrace after a scrimmage against two other schools, WCAU reported.
Officials said two gunmen in a green Ford Explorer fired at least 70 rounds in the direction of the football players.
A 14-year-old member of the team was struck in the chest, WCAU reported.
He was taken to Einstein Medical Center and died a short time later.
Police said a second 14 year old was shot in the leg, WCAU reported.
That wounded boy was taken to Temple University Hospital and was listed in stable condition, according to ABC News.
A 17-year-old football player was shot four times in various places on his body and was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition, WCAU reported.
Another wounded team member was transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds, but his condition was unknown.
A fifth football player suffered a graze wound, according to WCAU.
Police have not made any arrests in connection with the drive-by shooting on the Roxborough High School football team, nor do they have any suspects, ABC News reported.
At least 69 shots fired on Pechin near Gates. Police say 2 shooters ambushed football players leaving a Roxborough High scrimmage. 5 shot, including a 14-year old player shot dead. Pads and gear still on the sidewalk. Shooters on the run. @NBCPhiladelphia at 11pm pic.twitter.com/QTvUvLDZhA
— Aaron Baskerville (@ABaskerville10) September 27, 2022
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple people shot at Roxborough High School
Right now Heavy Police Responce on scene confirm at least four students have been shot The gunman is believed to have fled the scene. Suspect shot several rounds at students on the football field pic.twitter.com/HmmNUrZ9vf
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 27, 2022
Outside of Roxborough High School, where after a football scrimmage just before 5 p.m., as players went to get on the bus, someone pulled up in a car and shot four young players. A 14-year-old has died, police have said. This is preliminary and hope to have more information soon. pic.twitter.com/jZBT73Ex0Z
— Ellie Rushing (@EllieRushing) September 27, 2022
Gunmen Ambush Football Players Near Roxborough High School, 1 Dead, 4 Hurt pic.twitter.com/8zlv1Y4dQu
— No Jumper (@nojumper) September 27, 2022
⚠️🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Multiple people shot at Roxborough High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania#Philadelphia l #PA
Emergency crews confirm at least four students have been found shot. The gunman is believed to have fled the scene.
More information as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/VUvRJbPVQm
— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) September 27, 2022
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