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BREAKING: Student Gunned Down In Front Of DC High School

Washington, DC – A 17-year-old boy was gunned down in front of his high school on Wednesday afternoon in the nation’s capital.

The DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said the incident occurred just before 2:30 p.m. on May 17 in front of Theodore Roosevelt High School located on Iowa Avenue, NW, WRC reported.

Police said a green car pulled up where the teen was walking down the sidewalk and someone inside the vehicle opened fire on him.

Witnesses said the 17-year-old victim collapsed in the high school parking lot, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, WRC reported.

Paramedics performed CPR on the student before transporting him to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Police said the gunshot victim died at the hospital a short time later, WRC reported.

Police said at a press conference afterwards that there was a fight in the parking lot prior to the shooting.

Officers recovered a gun in the parking lot but authorities do not yet know if that weapon was associated with the shooting of the student, WRC reported.

Police confirmed the 17 year old was a student at Roosevelt High School and had attended classes on Wednesday.

Other schools in the area were put on lockdown after the shooting until dismissal time, WRC reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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