A teenage boy jogging around his Oakland high school was shot in the leg Thursday afternoon, police and school officials said.
The shooting was reported at 3:55 p.m. in front of Fremont High School, located at 4610 Foothill Blvd., police said.
The boy, a 17-year-old Fremont High School senior, was jogging down Foothill Boulevard when someone fired into a group of students standing nearby, school principal Daniel Hurst said in a letter to staff and parents.
The victim was hit in the leg, and was helped by other students and school staff before paramedics arrived. The student was not the intended target for the shooting, Hurst said.
He was conscious and able to provide police with suspect information and was taken to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint said.
He is expected to survive his injuries.
The shooting occurred across the street from the school around the time classes were being dismissed, Flint said.
A suspect in a hooded sweatshirt was seen running away from the scene, Flint said.
Hurst said that counselors will be at the school Friday to assist students struggling to cope with violence in the community.
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