A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody Monday after authorities stated he shot one other boy at a Northern California faculty.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong advised reporters that the sufferer, 13, was secure after the capturing Monday afternoon at Madison Park Academy.
It wasn’t clear if the suspect attended the varsity within the metropolis’s Sobrante Park neighborhood, NBC Bay Area reported. Armstong stated officers “rapidly and safely” took him into custody.
Armstrong stated a motive was unknown.
“It saddens me to suppose a child would deliver a gun to highschool,” he stated. “No guardian needs to ship their youngsters to highschool within the day after which be referred to as saying, ‘You’re child’s been shot.’ It’s the worst name you will get.”
Extra particulars concerning the capturing weren’t instantly accessible and spokesperson didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Oakland, a metropolis of lower than half 1,000,000 individuals east of San Francisco, recorded six killings in latest days, together with a triple murder Friday that concerned a retaliatory capturing and a bicyclist who was fatally struck by an “uncontrolled” car, Armstrong stated.
The variety of killings within the metropolis this yr is almost on par with the variety of homicides final yr, which recorded a surge in deadly gun violence.
As of Monday, there had been 83 homicides within the metropolis, two lower than the identical timeframe final yr, Armstrong stated.