12-year-old shoots dead 13-year-old at California school, police say

A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody Monday after authorities said he shot another boy at a school in Northern California.

Oakland Police Chief Leron Armstrong told reporters the 13-year-old victim was in stable condition after Monday afternoon’s shooting at Madison Park Academy.

It was not clear whether the suspect attended school in the city’s Sobrante Park district. NBC Bay Area reportedArmstrong said officers “quickly and safely” took him into custody.

Madison Park Academy (KNTV) in Oakland, California

Madison Park Academy (KNTV) in Oakland, California

Armstrong said the motive was unclear.

“It makes me sad to think kids bring guns to school,” he said. “No parent wants to be called ‘Your child was shot’ after dropping their child off to school that day. It’s the worst phone call.”

Additional details about the shooting were not immediately available, and a spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

Oakland, a city of less than 500,000 people east of San Francisco, has recently recorded six killings, including three on Friday in retaliatory shootings and an “out of control” vehicle Armstrong. including fatal injuries to cyclists struck by Said.

The number of homicides in the city this year is about the same as last year, which marked a sharp rise in deadly gun violence.

Armstrong said there were 83 murders in the city as of Monday, two fewer than at the same time last year.