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5 high school football players shot, 1 dead in Philly

Gunfire broke out behind a high school in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, leaving one 14-year-old dead and four other high school football players injured, according to authorities.

Around 4:41 p.m., the five unnamed victims were leaving Roxborough High School's playing field following a scrimmage.

When a shooter in a green Ford Explorer approached the players and started firing, according to the authorities.

According to authorities, the patients were sent to Einstein Medical Center and Temple University Hospital.

Investigators said that a male victim, 17, was shot in the arm and leg, a male victim, 14, was shot in the thigh, and a victim, 15, was shot in the leg.

All of the athletes who were shot attended Roxborough High School, according to Deputy Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Stanford, and the shooters fled the scene on foot.

Later that evening, the high school posted a statement on its website telling parents of the circumstance.

"We are aware of a shooting that happened this afternoon in Roxborough during a football practise. In addition to reaching out to the relatives of the four shooting victims, four pupils have been transported to nearby hospitals.

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