12-year-old shoots 13-year-old at a California faculty, police say

A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody Monday after authorities mentioned he shot one other boy at a Northern California faculty.

Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong informed 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 Space reported. Armstong mentioned officers “rapidly and safely” took him into custody.

Madison Park Academy in Oakland, Calif.
Madison Park Academy in Oakland, Calif.KNTV

Armstrong mentioned a motive was unknown.

“It saddens me to assume a child would convey a gun to high school,” he mentioned. “No guardian desires to ship their youngsters to high school within the day after which be referred to as saying, ‘You’re child’s been shot.’ It’s the worst name you may get.”

Further particulars in regards to the capturing weren’t instantly obtainable and spokesperson didn’t reply to a request for remark.

Oakland, a metropolis of lower than half 1,000,000 folks east of San Francisco, recorded six killings in current days, together with a triple murder Friday that concerned a retaliatory capturing and a bicyclist who was fatally struck by an “uncontrolled” automobile, Armstrong mentioned.

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 time-frame final yr, Armstrong mentioned.