Transcript for Tennessee High School Football Player Killed in Gang-Related Shooting
A sixteen year old Fulton high school football player dad after he was randomly targeted in a shooting. The Knoxville police chief emotional as he described what happened in a press conference. It's savvy on Dobson a fifteen year old former high school student and football player were struck and killed after he had jumped on top of three girls. To shield them. So it. The show. From the shooters. She David Brown says and then fired the shots that killed dobbs and 23 year old Brandon Perry also died later that night at a different scene. In all there are three shootings Thursday night into Friday morning. The first at home on Dallas street myrtle on the name Lisa eerie green his mother was shot in the back several times she's recovering in the hospital. This second one in the lawns dale where Dobson was TL. And finally at an apartment complex on neck chest avenue that's where Brandon Carey was found shot at after crashing his car into the building. They shooters likely only to gain. We really do plead with our community. To step up. And to stop these acts. Fulton high school football coach rob black talked about the positive athlete. Only a sophomore but very. Very contagious. Young man who is very well out by his peers and teachers. You're also spoke about his life he was kind one of our success stories in a good family. Goods they can't involved in sports is some anti. Of one of our organizations in town this cowardly and senseless acts of violence must stop. We asked for peace.
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