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BREAKING: 5 Players Shot at High School Football Game, 1 Dead

SMG News Wire

DEVELOPING STORY: A teenage boy was killed and four others were injured in a shooting after a football scrimmage at Roxborough High School in Philadelphia.

The victims were teenage football players who were finishing a scrimmage against two others teams and were walking off the field, according to Philadelphia police.

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SkyForce10 was overhead as one of the victims was placed into the back of a police car and rushed away from the school parking lot. Blood could be seen nearby.

Investigators say the five players were walking off the field when two gunmen ambushed them from a Ford Explorer.

A 14-year-old boy was hit at least once in the chest and rushed to Einstein Medical Center where he died a short time later, police told NBC News.

The victim was on the Roxborough football team, but Philadelphia School District spokesperson Christina Clark said he attended nearby Saul High School.

“The biggest piece of this is that there is a 14-year-old that is doing again what students do, have football games at the end of the day,” Philadelphia First Deputy Commissioner John Stanford told CBS. “One of the things we encourage our kids to do. And for him not to make it home so there’s a family today — again not taking anything away from the other families — but there’s one family that their son won’t make it home today and that is the big part of this.”

Another 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg and was listed in stable condition at a local hospital, according to police.

A third student, 17, was struck four times throughout his body, authorities said, and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The deadly shooting happened just a day after Philadelphia reached its 400th murder of the year.

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