OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — A 13-year-old student was shot at Madison Park Academy in East Oakland on Monday, the Oakland Police Department confirmed. Police confirmed the suspect has been taken into custody and the firearm used has been recovered.
Officers responded to the school, located at 400 Capistrano Drive, at about 1:30 p.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound. He is now recovering from his injuries at a hospital.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said that two different students were involved in the shooting, one brought a firearm to school and the other was the victim of the shooting.
Police said they do not know the motive of the shooting. Additional details of the shooting have not yet been made available.
“We are still investigating the circumstances on what happened,” Armstrong said. “But it saddens me to think that a kid would even bring a gun to school.”
Madison Park Academy is a public school that has a student body ranging from 6th grade to 12th. Police said the shooting happened at the school’s junior high.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf took to Twitter to respond to the shooting. “School should be the safest place for our kids. As a mother and a mayor, I’m relieved the young victim at Madison is in stable condition + a suspect apprehended. The increased level of gun violence in our country + our city is heartbreaking and unacceptable,” she said.
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