Boy shot in leg outside California high school: report

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Posted: May 14, 2014 12:51 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg outside a Northern California high school in a possible drive-by shooting on Wednesday, and the school was placed on lockdown, local media reported.

The teenager was walking near Kennedy High School in the Bay Area community of Richmond at about 8:30 a.m. local time when he was shot in the leg by a round of gunfire, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reported, citing local police.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds, the paper said.

The Chronicle reported that there were no other injuries and that police were trying to determine if the incident was a drive-by shooting.

Kennedy High School was placed on lock-down as a precaution.

Local police did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters and the school district could not immediately be reached.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles and Mary Papenfuss in San Francisco; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Andrew Hay)