Florida High School Shooting Suspect in Custody

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The victim was shot in the face and abdomen, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters. "There were at least 2 shots fired," he said.

ORLANDO, Fl. (AP) -- A 15-year-old student was shot outside an Orlando-area high school on Wednesday and the suspected shooter was later taken into custody, according to the local sheriff.

Jamorian Eddie Bell, 17, allegedly shot 15-year-old Jerodrick Smith near a soccer field at around 1:10 p.m. Smith is in stable condition.

The victim was shot in the face and abdomen, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told reporters. "There were at least 2 shots fired," he said.

The West Orange High School principal, writing on the school's Facebook page, said the wounded student was "alert" and had been taken to a hospital.

The school was initially on lockdown, but students were later bused to another school to be picked up by parents.

The shooting occurred after a fight broke out between students near a bus pickup loop as the school day came to an end, Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins told a press conference.


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