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Chester High School football player shot in the head, police said

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Chester High School football player was shot and killed over the weekend, police said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of ​​24th and Crosby streets. Police identified the Chester High student as 17-year-old Zaheem Sabree.

According to police, officers found Sabree lying in the 100 block of East 24th Street with a gunshot wound to the left side of his head. He was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

The Chester Upland School District released a statement saying Sabree, a rising 12th grader, has been a “dedicated and well-liked member of the CUSD high school football program” since his sophomore year.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this heartbreaking and difficult time,” the district's statement said. “The shocking death of Zaheem [Sunday] is a great loss to our school community and affects everyone from classmates to teachers who had the privilege of knowing him. His dedication and spirit as a member of our high school football program are irreplaceable and he will be missed by his teammates and coaches who remember him not only as a player but as a friend on and off the field.”

Although school is closed for the summer, the district has provided support services for staff and students through Wednesday.

Support services will be available at the STEM Academy at Showalter, located at 1100 West 10th Street in Chester.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Chester City Police Department.