Remembering Nicolas Elizalde: Vigil held for teen killed in ambush shooting that injured 4 others near Roxborough High School

Nicolas Elizalde, a freshman at Saul High School who played on the Roxborough football team, was killed in the shooting.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — More than 100 people turned out for a candlelight vigil in Gorgas Park next to Roxborough High School on Thursday night.

The vigil honored a 14-year-old who was killed after five gunmen ambushed a group exiting a football scramble on Tuesday afternoon.

The gunmen fired more than 60 shots. Nicolas Elizalde, a freshman at Saul High School who played on the Roxborough football team, was killed after being shot in the chest.

Four other teenagers were also injured – all but one were on the football team.

The vigil was hosted by numerous local faith leaders. Elizalde’s mum stood at the front wearing a pink hijab and was comforted by family and friends as she sobbed softly in front of the crowd.

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Jamel Harris is friends with Elizalde’s mother and came to the vigil with his daughter to show support.

“He was a good boy and I know people say that all the time, but he was a really good boy,” Harris said.

The police are still looking for the perpetrators.

Investigators were on hiatus in the case Wednesday night when the Ford Explorer they believe the gunmen used was spotted in southwest Philadelphia.

Sources say it was stolen and at least one spent cartridge case was recovered.

A $45,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction remains in place.

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