VIDEO: Student shot near Olympic High School in Concord dies


CONCORD (KRON) — A Concord high school student was shot and killed just after school let out on Monday afternoon, police said.

Shots were fired near Olympic High School at around 1:32 p.m. At around 4 p.m., the student was pronounced dead.

The shooting happened at the corner of Salvio Street and Beach Street.

Police tell KRON4 a male senior at the school was shot shortly after classes let out for the day.

The shooter was riding in a black Saturn with scratches, got out of the car, and went up to a group of people off-campus, police said. That’s when the suspect shot at one of the people.

The others in the group then ran for safety.

The boy shot ran to campus, where he was treated, and taken to the hospital. He died at the hospital.

Friends have identified the victim as 17-year-old Lawrence Janson.

Nobody else was injured in the shooting.

The suspect is described as possibly a Hispanic man, ages 20-to-25, carrying a black gun.

A counselor will be on-hand for students on Tuesday.

Here is the full statement by police:

We are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at 1:32 PM, near Olympic High School, at the corner of Salvio Street and Beach Street. Our investigation reveals that after school let out for the day, a passenger in an unknown black sedan, exited the suspect vehicle and approached a group of individuals off campus. The suspect shot at one of the individuals, as the others ran for safety. The victim ran onto the campus of Olympic High School where he was medically treated by staff, paramedics and police. There are no other injured people. The victim was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.
If you were a witness to the shooting and have not been contacted by a CPD officer, please contact the Concord Police Department at 925-671-3333.
A press briefing will follow at 3:30 PM. Staff will be available to answer press questions at the corner of Salvio Street and Parkside Drive.

Here is the full letter sent out by the school:

Dear Olympic High School families, this is Lynsie Castellano Principal

It is with great sadness and sympathy that we are contacting you this evening. Some of you may have heard about an incident involving an Olympic High School student who was shot this afternoon after school. The authorities have confirmed that the student passed away as a result of his injuries.

At this time, we are asking your understanding in respecting the privacy of the family, which, at this time, do not wish to share further details. When they have let us know about any services or memorials that may be open to our Olympic family, I will let you know.

We will have additional counseling staff at the school tomorrow should students or staff need extra support.

The safety and security of our staff, students and visitors is a top priority for Olympic High School. We encourage you to always be vigilant for your safety and that of others, and report any concerns. We appreciate that our students can always come to us in this regard.

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