(PatrioticPost.com)- A football scrimmage ended in tragedy last week after gunmen opened fire on a group of players, killing a 14-year-old boy and injuring four others.
The shooting took place last Tuesday afternoon as a junior varsity football scrimmage between Roxborough High School, Northeast High School, and Boys Latin Charter School was finishing up.
According to authorities, as the victims were making their way to the locker rooms, five individuals exited a light-colored SUV and began shooting at them. Four of the shooters then returned to the SUV while the fifth pursued one of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, down the street.
The 17-year-old was ultimately shot. After he fell to the ground, the shooter continued pulling the trigger, but according to Philadelphia Police Captain Jason Smith, the gunman had run out of bullets and could no longer fire.
Four of the five victims played football for Roxborough High School.
The four injured included a 17-year-old who was stuck in the right arm and leg; a 14-year-old who was shot in the left thigh; a 15-year-old who was shot in the leg; and another 14-year-old who suffered a graze wound to the right ankle.
Dead from the attack was 14-year-old Nicholas Elizalde of Havertown in Delaware County. Police said Elizalde was shot in the chest and later died from his injuries at Einstein Medical Center. While Elizalde played football for Roxborough High School, he was not a student there. He attended the nearby Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences which does not have a football team. Students at Saul High School are allowed to play for Roxborough.
The 17-year-old who was chased down the street was not a student at Roxborough High School and was not a member of the football team.
Last Thursday, Philadelphia police reported that they found the SUV used in the shooting. Police reported the vehicle was parked in a lot on Passyunk Avenue in Southwest Philly.
The gunmen were still at large.