A football coach in Florida was shot 10 times while he tried to protect his young players from a drive-by shooting Saturday night. While he would survive his injuries, a 13-year-old boy died in the shooting.
Jacksonville police said the teen was killed moments after leaving a football tryout. Five people were in the car that included the 13-year-old, the coach, an 11-year-old boy who was seriously injured, a 14-year-old boy who was uninjured, and a 15-year-old boy who was uninjured.
Police said the 21-year-old coach, who was driving, tried to shield the players as bullets rang out.
The boy who died was identified as Prince Holland.
The coach, who is awake and alert in the hospital, told police he doesn’t know who shot him.
Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters addressed those responsible for Prince’s death on Monday.
“This grief has emboldened us and hardened our resolve,” Waters said on the steps of the Police Memorial Building in downtown Jacksonville. “To those responsible for this terrible act, know this: We will not rest, we will not tire, we will not waver.”
Police are still looking for the person responsible for the drive-by shooting. There is a $5,000 to the reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. This brings the reward total to $14,000, as Crime Stoppers was already offering $9,000.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.