Shooting Outside El Cerrito High Leaves 19-Year-Old Injured - NBC Bay Area

Shooting Outside El Cerrito High Leaves 19-Year-Old Injured



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    A school in El Cerrito went into lockdown status Friday afternoon after a school resource officer discovered a man with a gunshot wound outside the school, police said. 

    The resource officer found a 19-year-old man with a single bullet to his arm outside El Cerrito High School at 3:07 p.m., El Cerrito police Capt. Mike Regan said.

    The resource officer found the man while conducting a routine patrol around the high school at 540 Ashbury Ave., Regan said.

    Regan said the victim received first aid, but refused treatment at the scene and sought treatment on his own. Police said the man was in stable condition.

    The victim was not cooperative with investigators, Regan said.

    Police said that officers closed an eight-block area around the school to vehicular and pedestrian traffic and searched the area for suspects during the lockdown, which ended at 5:05 p.m. Officers detained two individuals and two more may be at large, Regan said.

    Regan said police are unsure how many suspects are involved in the shooting because of conflicting statements from witnesses.

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