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Miami HS football star killed over an argument over a video game

Miami Norland High School player Joshua Ancrum was killed by a 16-year-old friend of his after an argument over a video game. I wish this was not true, but that is what the police are reporting.

If you have ever been to Florida, you know their high school football is no joke. Miami has several powerhouse football schools and Miami Norland is one of them. They recently lost a player to a shooting, and now it is being reported that Joshua Ancrum a 17-year-old who played for Miami Norland was shot and killed over a dispute regarding a video game.

A dispute between two friends over a video game left a promising high school football player dead and a 16-year-old boy arrested on a charge of aggravated manslaughter, according to the Miami Herald.

Joshua Ancrum, a 17-year-old who played football for Miami Norland Senior High School, visited friends at a home in the 3400 block of Northwest 207th Street, where he was shot and killed over some sort of dispute regarding a video game.

The 16-year-old shot and fatally wounded Ancrum, according to police reports.

Once again we are seeing more and more football players shot and killed over stupid disputes. Why do kids quickly turn to violence? I just do not get it. Another promising career ended early.

Damond Talbot

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