One student was killed and another injured Monday in a shooting outside a high school in Arlington, Texas, police said, CNN reported.
According to Arlington police, they arrived at Lamar High School shortly before 7 a.m., following reports of a shooting just outside the school building. Officers found a male student with obvious gunshot wounds; He was taken to hospital but later died of his injuries, Arlington police said.
Police said a female student was hit by a bullet and grazed her body.
Police spokesman Tim Ciesco said: “The school day begins at 7:35 a.m., so not all students were present at the time of the shooting.
Police say the shooter has been arrested. “Because the suspect is a minor, the department cannot release his name. He has been charged with one count of murder and is currently being held at the Tarrant County Juvenile Detention Center. additional pending the results of the ongoing investigation,” police said in a press release Monday afternoon, CNN reported.
“The suspect never entered the school building and fled the campus immediately after the shooting. The motive for the shooting remains unclear,” the statement added.
School district spokeswoman Anita Foster said Lamar High School was on lockdown following the shooting and students and staff were given the day off.
Arlington is a city located between Dallas and Fort Worth with a population of nearly 400,000.
Recently, two people were killed and six others injured after a shooting at a house party in Douglas County, Georgia, where more than 100 teenagers gathered, CNN reported citing local police.
Officials say the shooting stemmed from a confrontation at a house party.
Immediately after the shooting, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) asked people to share information about the attacker because details about the incident were “very limited,” the agency said in a statement. press report.
According to WXIA, the affiliate of CNN, the local US broadcaster in Atlanta, injured partygoers were seen in nearby yards following the shooting.
The owners of the house told WXIA they threw a Sweet 16 party for their daughter and they chose to end the party at 10:00 p.m., assuming some of the attendees were smoking marijuana.
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