Fatal shooting near high school in Vallejo

Vallejo (KRON) — Police have swarmed a Vallejo neighborhood near Jesse M. Bethel High School on reports of a loose gunman Thursday afternoon.

The campus, located on the 2000 block of Ascot Parkway, was placed on a temporary lock down, according to campus officials. The lock down was lifted shortly after 1:30 p.m.

Emergency Medical crews to the scene at 11:57 a.m. but the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim is only being described as a male juvenile student of Jesse Bethel high school.

Police searched the area for the suspected shooter. One student posted messages on Twitter confirming police activity surrounding the school and that his class has been on lock down for about an hour.

“@mariosevilla I’m on campus in a classroom, the administration isn’t allowing us to be near the windows however,” said Ryan Mangaland.

Vallejo Police K-9 Officers and the California Highway Patrol’s air unit conducted an extensive search and eventually cleared the immediate area.

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