A 16-year-old boy was injured during a school shooting in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday afternoon. The gunfire began near a recess field on the campus of a Delaware County high school. The shooting occurred at Concord Avenue and West 10th Street just after 1 p.m., according to Chester Police law enforcement officials. The boy was shot in the leg outside of the school. His condition is currently unavailable regarding his condition or his identification.
The shots rang out between Chester High School and the Science & Disocvery (STEM). Shortly after the incident, the school district put both schools on a temporary lockdown after the school shooting to ensure the safety of the student. The boy was said to not be a student at either school.
Currently, there is no information regarding the motive for the shooting or who fired the gun. Law enforcement officials are in progress of investigating the scene and questioning possible witnesses who may have seen who fired the shot.
By Alex Lemieux
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