- 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.
🚨#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
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.
NEW: 5 shot and 1 teen has died in shooting outside of #Roxborough High School. Philadelphia Police leadership encouraging parents to get more involved in their children’s lives. “Parents talk to your kids. Make sure they understand death is final.” @6abc #Philly #GunViolence pic.twitter.com/LwDneOJN5L
— Sharrie Williams (@WilliamsSharrie) September 27, 2022
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.”