Brother of teen shot outside Roxborough High School in Philadelphia speaks out

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Alex Torres says you can’t describe the feeling you get when you get a call saying your little brother has been shot.

“I was at work,” he says, “and got a call from my stepmother saying my little brother had been shot. I rushed here as soon as possible. My little brother is 14 and hearing about him being shot is the worst feeling in the world.”

Alex’s brother, Ian Torres, was among five young people shot dead Tuesday afternoon after a football game outside Roxborough High School in Philadelphia.

Alex says his brother didn’t deserve it.

“He’s into gaming, PC. He doesn’t go outside. He’s home all day, every day. He’s a good boy so I don’t understand why this happened to him.”

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Torres says he’s grateful his little brother will recover, but he says this is another example of why he feels young people across the city aren’t even given the opportunity to be kids.

“It’s scary for the kids to go to school. It’s scary for the kids to come outside. It’s just a war zone out here now,” he says.

Ian Torres remains in stable condition along with two other teenagers injured in the shooting.

The fifth victim suffered a graze, police said.

The 14-year-old who was killed has not been identified.

Sources tell 6abc that the 14-year-old was a student at nearby Saul High School. The school does not have a football team but students are allowed to cooperate and play with Roxborough High.

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