16-year-old boy shot near middle school in Utah
SANDY, Utah (KTSU) — A 16-year-old boy suffered two gunshot wounds in an altercation near Union Middle School Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting happened around 3 p.m. in a park north of the school, near 600 E 8000 S.
Sgt. Dean Carriger, Sandy PD, said the victim was shot by another juvenile. The victim was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition.
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The 14-year-old boy believed responsible for the shooting has been taken into police custody. Carriger said detectives are interviewing dozens of young witnesses.
One witness told FOX 13 the boys were going to engage in a fistfight, but one pulled a gun on the other. The witness said the suspect fired one shot, waited for the victim to fall to the ground and fired another shot. He said the shooter then fell to the ground and began to cry.
The school was placed on lockdown as police worked to secure the scene. The lockdown has since been lifted.
Police said there is no ongoing threat at the school and they are not looking for other suspects.