At Least 2 Gunman Open Fire on High School Football Players in Philadelphia

Investigators work the scene where multiple people were shot near a high school in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
AP Photo/Matt Slocum

At least two gunman opened fire on football players following a scrimmage between Roxborough High School and Northeast High School on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred about 4:45 p.m., when a green Ford Explorer pulled up and at least two gunman opened fire on football players who were talking off the field, CBS News reported.

One player, a 14-year-old, was killed, and four others were injured.

On September 27, 2022, Breitbart News reported there were 750 shootings in Philadelphia during the summer of 2022 alone.

The Philadelphia Inquirer noted “nearly eight people on average were shot every day” in Democrat-run Philadelphia between Memorial Day 2022 and Labor Day 2022.

On Monday a 19-year-old was shot 21 times and killed in Philadelphia.

FOX 29’s Steve Keeley tweeted:

In mid-summer 2022, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) suggested only the police should be allowed to carry guns.

FOX News reported that Kenney spoke to reporters after two Philadelphia police officers were wounded by gunshots on July 4.

McKinney reflected on July 4, saying, “It was a chilled back day, beautiful weather. But we live in America where we have the Second Amendment and we have the Supreme Court of the United States telling everybody they can carry a gun wherever they want.”

He noted, “I was in Canada two weeks ago and never thought about a gun. The only people I knew who had guns in Canada were police officers.”

McKinney added, “That’s the way it should be here.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a PhD in Military History with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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