A male high-school-age student was shot multiple times near Deer Valley High School Wednesday morning, according to Antioch police. The victim was not identified and his condition was not known at press time Wednesday.
“Initial indications are that there was an exchange of words between the group of males the victim was with and another group in a car,” Police Lt. Leonard Orman said in a written statement. “Shots were fired from the vehicle, which fled, and the victim was hit.”
The shooting occurred on Sagebrush Drive near Prewitt Ranch Drive between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. The victim was transported to the hospital via helicopter.
“The district quickly responded by locking down all district school sites as a precautionary measure to protect our students,” according to a press release from the Antioch Unified School District.
Schools remained on lockdown until 10:20 a.m., when the Antioch Police Department determined that they could resume normal operations.
School officials are providing information to parents through the telephone auto dialing system. Additional information will be available on the district Web site, www.antioch.k12.ca.us.