Four young people were shot Friday outside a Portland, Ore. high school serving at-risk students in an incident police said was possibly gang related.
A 16-year-old girl was reported in critical condition and two males aged 17 and 20 were in serious condition. A 19-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet but not hospitalized.
The victims were described as students at Rosemary Anderson High School or in related job training programs.
The Portland Police Bureau said in a news release the shooting occurred outside the school and the victims then ran to the school for help.
Police also said it was no longer an active shooter situation and the area was considered secure. There was no word of any arrests but police said they were “now conducting an investigation.”
“We don’t know what led up to the shooting,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson. “There was some kind of dispute.”
Preliminary information suggested the shooter had gang ties, Simpson said.
Two other people reportedly fled with the assailant.
Rosemary Anderson High School is an alternative high school in North Portland that serves students who were expelled or dropped out, are homeless single parents. About 190 students attend the school.
Sierra Smith, a 17-year-old student, told The Oregonian she saw one of the male victims being helped by a teacher inside the school.
“He was laying on the ground. He had blood coming out of his stomach,” she said. “It was scary.”
Another student, Oliviann Danley, 16, told the newspaper she saw a boy run into the school and yell, “Oh my god, did I just get shot?”
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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