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Duncanville teen attends 1st football game since shooting

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DUNCANVILLE, Texas -

A Duncanville teenager shot during a murder spree that left his mother and sister dead, got some support tonight when students rallied around him at a football game.

With some help, Storm Malone was able to stand up for the first time to make the coin toss at the game at Panther Stadium.

The teenager should have been playing freshman football, but he was one of four people shot inside a Dallas home in August.

Police say his mother's ex-boyfriend, Erbie Bowser, began a deadly shooting rampage there.

He then moved on to his estranged wife's home in Desoto, murdering two more and wounding two others.

Storm's family was originally told he wouldn't live very long, but the 14-year-old persevered.

"He's given us that strength that we need," Lurlean Smith, Storm's grandmother. said. "And it's been a blessing."

His family says people from all over the world have offered their support, but it's here at home where they've felt the most compassion.

Students helped turn Friday's football game into a fundraising benefit for Storm and his family.

"It lets us know that we are loved, by people that we don't know around the world," Smith said. "And, like I said, it's just been an overwhelming blessing."

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