HOUSTON – An 18-year-old is currently in police custody after a student was shot in the hand at North Forest High School on Wednesday.
The Houston Police Department said the shooting occurred around 10:30 a.m. at 10726 Mesa Drive, adding that it was not an active shooter situation. The suspect fled, police said.
Houston Independent School District police said the student who was shot was scratched on his finger. Police said he was not involved in the incident. The student was not hospitalized.
Shortly after the shooting, police found a person in a gray truck in the 8200 block of Sterlingshire with gunshots in the side panel of the truck, the head of the Houston Independent School District said at a conference press release Tuesday afternoon. The vehicle matched witnesses’ descriptions, police said.
HPD responds to shooting at North Forest High School (10726 Mesa Dr.) around 10:30 a.m.
Early reports indicate that a student was shot in the hand and the suspect fled.
THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE SHOOTING SITUATION
– Houston Police (@houstonpolice) June 9, 2021
HISD police said the shooting took place around 10:25 a.m. after the students finished training for graduation. Authorities did not say whether the suspect was a student at the school.
The school was closed until around 12:30 p.m.
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