Student shot in front of Bay Area high school

May 14, 2014 11:32 AM


RICHMOND (CBS SF) – A Richmond high school was on lockdown Wednesday morning after a child was shot in the leg in front of the school, police said.

The shooting occurred in front of John F. Kennedy High School at the intersection of South 41st Street and Cutting Boulevard, according to Richmond police spokeswoman Nicole Abetkov.

“As school was getting started, there was a drive-by shooting and somebody was seriously injured,” said Charles Ramsey, president of the West Contra Costa school board. “What I’m really concerned about is that we have an elementary school, Coronado Elementary School, on the school site that is also on lockdown.”

Richmond Police said it is not believed that the shooter went on campus. The victim, who was hit in the leg, was taken to the hospital.

Richmond Police Capt. Mark Gagan said lockdowns were expected to end by 9:30 a.m.

Chopper 5 showed Cutting Boulevard shut down in front of the school shortly after 9 a.m.

No other injuries were reported and no suspect information was available.


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