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1 dead, 4 wounded after gunman opens fire after Philadelphia high school football scrimmage

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A gunman opened fire on a group of Philadelphia high school football players outside of a scrimmage game on Tuesday, the city's police department said. One 14-year-old was killed and the four others were injured. 

The five teens were shot just as they were walking off the field Roxborough High School, Miguel Torres of the police department's office of media relations told CBS News. 

Police have identified the 14-year-old victim as Nicholas Elizade of Havertown, who was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

No weapons were recovered at the scene and police have not arrested anyone. The investigation with homicide detectives division is ongoing, Torres said.


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I've been following the hurricane so I haven't seen much local news. I'm posting Philadelphia's ABC news station website because there's been a couple of shootings at schools. Sadly, this isn't unusual.


This is the one the OP is referring to. Police believe they have recovered a Ford Explorer that was used in the shooting. It was found in a parking lot in Southwest Philly. 


Police said the suspects waited for six minutes before jumping out of the SUV and firing more than 60 shots.

"As the victims are walking by on the opposite side of the road on the way to locker room, five individuals exit the SUV and immediately open fire," said Capt. Jason Smith.

Police said Elizalde was taken to Einstein Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

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