Police in Montgomery told WSFA that a boy, also a student, was in custody after the shooting was reported just after 3 p.m. CDT outside Robert E. Lee High School.
Montgomery police spokeswoman Capt. Regina Duckett told WSFA that the shooting took place “in an open field” near the school. A bullet flew onto school grounds and hit an unidentified female student, police said.
The girl was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. By 4 p.m. CDT she was in critical but stable condition, according to WSFA.
Male teenage suspect in custody in shooting near Lee HS is also a student, according to MPD spokeswoman. Vic is critical but stabilized pic.twitter.com/wy8cR0QnLs
School district officials at the scene of the shooting shared condolences and well-wishes for the injured student, WNCF reported. They declined to release additional information as authorities investigate.
Just spoke to @MPSAL spokesperson Tom Salter. He tells me they are praying for the injured student. @ALNewsNetwork