Baltimore student shot dead while leaving school


School had just started on Monday.

The suspect approached the victim, 17, during the dismissal. The encounter was heated and the suspect manufactured a firearm, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a news conference Friday.

The suspect, also 17, shot the victim multiple times, Harrison said.

The alleged shooter ran down the street and school police arrested him after a short chase with no “incidents or injuries,” Harrison said.

Authorities also recovered a firearm the suspect was seen discarding, he said.

Baltimore police said in a written statement that police at the school administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the student at the scene. A statement said the victim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital.

Harrison said, “This is a very tragic situation, beyond the tragedy happening on school grounds at the beginning of the school year.

Harrison said the detainee was a student from another high school in the city. Police have not yet released the name of the victim or suspect.

Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises thanked police officers for apprehending the suspect “within seconds of the incident.”

The school’s safety plan was in place and the school police were “in custody” during the dismissal, Santerises said. Police also said law enforcement was in the schoolyard during the shooting.

After the violence, Santerises met with some students along with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott. CNN affiliate WBFFAfter-school activities have also been canceled, according to . Baltimore City Public SchoolsA large number of students witnessed the shooting, according to Santelises, and the school system will offer grief counseling next week, the WBFF reports.

Harrison said the investigation was still ongoing and urged citizens to contact police with any information.

Friday’s shooting, also known as Mervo, is the latest incident of violence at a school. Student in April Stabbed Two classmates in fight, WBFF reported.

Source: www.cnn.com

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