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UPDATE: Gang Suspected in Fla. HS Football Player's Death

BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) - Police say the prep football star killed in South Florida hours after his team's homecoming game was likely an innocent victim of gang violence.

Norman Griffith was found shot to death in his mom's Dodge Durango early Saturday morning. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the 18-year-old Pahokee standout was attending a dance in Belle Glade, and gang members didn't like his school colors.

Lt. Mike Wallace says Griffith was trying to leave and do the right thing, but the purported gang members followed him. One of Griffith's friends heard at least six shots.

Griffith was considered a good Division I prospect at
linebacker, and had received scholarship offers from several
schools.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Family and friends of a high school football player in Palm Beach Florida can't believe what happened Friday night.

Their son and teammate, Norman Griffith, was shot and killed over the weekend after celebrating a big win.

The teen already had four scholarship offers to division one schools and several scouts from those schools were at the game Friday night.

Police say they believe the incident may have been gang related.

No word yet on wheter an arrest has been made.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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