A 16-year-old boy has been shot and wounded, and a 14-year-old arrested, following an argument outside a school, in the US state of Utah.
A 16-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded during an argument outside a middle school in Sandy, Utah, on Tuesday, and a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody, police said.
Sergeant Dean Carriger said the bell excusing students at Union Middle School had just rung when the shooting took place.
“At about 3 p.m., Union had just released and students were leaving the property when two juveniles got into an argument that led to the shooting,” he said.
Carriger said the 14-year-old boy was a student at Union Middle School but the victim was not.
The 16-year-old victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he was undergoing surgery for two gunshot wounds. Local media initially reported the victim was 12, citing authorities.
Carriger said it was not immediately clear if the suspect had brought the gun to school or acquired it before the argument.
He added it was not yet clear what led to the initial disagreement.