Philadelphia high school shooting leaves one dead, five football players injured

Philadelphia high school shooting leaves one dead, five football players injured

  • A 14-year-old boy has died after a multiple shooting outside Roxborough High School. Police launched the investigation and search for the suspects

A 14-year-old boy was killed and four other football players were injured after shots were fired behind a Philadelphia high school.

According to the police report, the five unidentified victims were leaving the field after a fight at Roxborough High School when someone in a car approached the players and began shooting.

The victims were transported to Temple University Hospital and Einstein Medical Center, according to police. The 14-year-old deceased was shot in the chest and pronounced dead by the emergency department.

A 17-year-old male victim was shot in the arm and leg, a 14-year-old male victim was shot in the thigh and a 15-year-old was shot in the leg, according to investigators. All three are listed in stable condition.

Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner John Stanford said all of the players shot were from Roxborough High School and the shooters left the scene on foot.

Authorities did not immediately release information about the victim, in addition to reporting that so far there have been no arrests and no suspects have been identified.

The high school later released a statement on its website informing parents of the situation:

“We are aware of a shooting that occurred at a football game this afternoon in Roxborough. Four students were taken to local hospitals and families of the four shooting victims are being contacted. Several Philadelphia officers are on site, as well as members of our Office of School Safety. We will update you as more information becomes available.”

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