Starting Freshman Killed on Last Week of Summer Vacation

Thursday, Aug 26, 2010  |  Updated 2:23 PM PDT
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Starting Freshman Killed on Last Week of Summer Vacation

 A 13-year-old boy killed in a shooting in Oakland  Wednesday night was scheduled to start his freshman year at Skyline High  School next week.

      Jimon Clark, who was going to turn 14 next month, was killed in a shooting reported at 9:23 p.m. in the 6100 block of Bancroft Avenue, police  said.
     
Police arrived to find Jimon suffering from what appeared to be  gunshot wounds, Oakland police spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said.
     
Paramedics tried to revive the boy but he was pronounced dead at  the scene.
     
Investigators believe Jimon was walking with another teen when a  gunman approached them and began firing, Thomason said.
     
Jimon had graduated from Frick Middle School earlier this year and  was scheduled to start classes at Skyline High School on Monday, Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint said  today.
     
School officials plan on recognizing Jimon once school starts next  week, but are waiting to talk to his family before making any formal plans,  Flint said.
     
"The family is still grieving right now," he said.
     
No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, and no  suspect information was immediately available this morning, Thomason said.
     
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Police  Department's homicide unit at (510) 238-3821.

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