Caution tape

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PHILADELPHIA — A star Philadelphia high school football player was shot and killed when a gun his twin brother was handling somehow went off, authirities said.

Eighteen-year-old Suhail Gillard was shot once in the chest around 5:20 p.m. Sunday while the brothers were in a city apartment, police said. He was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, authorities said. Gillard's brother has been charged with murder, but the shooting remains under investigation and further details on the incident were not disclosed.

Gillard was three-time All-Public League running back who played for Mastery Charter North High School. School officials say several colleges had expressed interest in recruiting him.

The Associated Press

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