Philadelphia high school football star dies in shooting; twin brother charged

PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities said a star Philadelphia high school football player was shot and killed when a gun his twin brother was handling somehow went off.

Police said 18-year-old Suhail Gillard was shot once in the chest around 5:20 p.m. Sunday while he and his brother, Fayaadh Gillard, were in a city apartment.

He was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Fayaadh has been charged with murder, police said.

Authorities said a weapon was recovered at the scene, but the shooting remains under investigation and further details on the incident were not disclosed.

Suhail 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.
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