Teen killed in ambush after Philadelphia high school football scrimmage

Philadelphia has had over 400 homicides so far this year.

Updated: September 28, 2022 - 3:07pm

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A teenager was killed and four others were wounded Tuesday outside of a Philadelphia high school following a football scrimmage.

Philadelphia police identified the deceased as 14-year-old Nicholas Elizalde of Haverstown. He was killed shortly before 5 p.m. as he left the football field after the scrimmage to head to the locker room with other Roxborough High junior varsity football players, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. 

The shooters were waiting in a car outside of the field and sprayed the boys with bullets as they walked by, police said. The four wounded teens also were Roxborough players and are in stable conditon.

Police are seeking five suspects and are offering a $40,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Philadelphia has had over 400 homicides so far this year, compare to 253 at this time in 2019, before the pandemic.