A Sacramento high school student is recovering after he was shot by another student on Friday.
Officers responded to a ShotSpotter report near the parking lot of Grant Union High School in the Twin Rivers School District at 9:48 a.m. They found the 14-year-old victim with non-life-threatening injuries.
“The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment,” police said. “Thanks to the quick and collaborative response by SPD officers and twin rivers PD the suspect, a juvenile male, was located and arrested.”
Police have called the shooting “an isolated and targeted incident” and say there is no outstanding threat.
“I stand with Grant High School, its teachers & students,” Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg wrote on X. “I'm thankful that the victim of today's shooting is going to be ok, but saddened by the ongoing reality that teenagers in America have access to guns and readily use them on each other.
“Thank you to @SacPolice for quickly apprehending a suspect and ensuring the safety of students and the community. Grant is a proud anchor in our city. Let's stand with the entire community as they deal with this difficult time. Pacer for life. @grant_unionhs.”
The past week has been a particularly harrowing one for California schools. On the same day that the Sacramento shooting occurred, police thwarted a potential mass school shooting at a San Diego high school.