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BREAKING: 14-Year-Old Football Player Dead, 4 More Players Shot In Drive-By At High School

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.


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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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