Teenager Dies After Shooting Outside Texas High School

A teenage boy has died two days after a shooting outside a high school in Fort Worth, Texas.

Police responded on the afternoon of Monday, June 7, to the incident outside Eastern Hills High School. A 16-year-old boy had been shot in the neck and was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in critical condition. A police incident report states that a 911 caller said the shooter drove away. The victim died on Wednesday, June 9.

Police say they believe the shooting was the result of a fight in the school parking lot on Monday afternoon. Officials have not released the victim’s name, and the Fort Worth Police Department has not yet made any arrests.

Police said that there were cameras in the area. According to local ABC affiliate WFAA, a school employee who declined to be identified said that he pulled into the parking lot to see two teenagers fighting over a gun. The witness said he heard shots and ducked behind his truck. He has since been interviewed by police.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning and Campus Security and Life Safety. He can be reached at [email protected]

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