Football coach shot 10 times while shielding kids from drive-by shooting that killed boy


A football coach in Florida was shot 10 times while trying to protect his young players from a drive-by shooting Saturday night.

Though the coach survived with serious injuries, but sadly, a 13-year-old boy died in the shooting.

Police in Jacksonville said the teen – identified as Prince Holland was killed moments after leaving a football tryout.

In total, five people were in the car: 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.Police are still looking for the person responsible for the drive-by shooting.

The coach, who is awake and alert in the hospital, told police he doesn’t know who shot him.

Investigators are already looking at evidence from the scene, such as shell casings and surveillance video.

A reward totaling $14,000 is now being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Holland was the youngest of eight children and was remembered by his family as a “good kid” who was on the honor roll at school.

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