Thursday, April 15, 2010

One hurt, one held in shooting at Pinole Valley High School

Assailant fired into a crowd, witnesses tell authorities
Updated: 04/15/2010 06:49:49 AM PDT

PINOLE -- Violence marred a track meet at Pinole Valley High School, where one person was shot and fights broke out Wednesday afternoon.
Police held one man for questioning, briefly held a second and searched unsuccessfully for a third after the shooting, which sent a juvenile victim to the hospital with a wounded hand, Pinole police Deputy Chief Pete Janke said.
Police received calls about fights at the school, then a call about the shooting at 4:01 p.m., and officers arrived to find a large crowd of students in a parking lot near the football field, Janke said.
"We were told that a suspect had aimed a gun into the crowd, fired shots and then fled," he said.
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Marty Beene said...

This is terrible. Kids shouldn't have to worry whether they're going to get shot when they go to compete in a track meet. My son's school is scheduled to compete in a meet there this coming Tuesday. I already contacted the coach to encourage him to keep the team home - I doubt I'll let my son go there for a track meet any time soon. Also, the league trials and finals are supposed to be held in a few weeks at one of the schools who was at the meet/riot on Wednesday - hopefully they can move the meets to a safer place and keep any troublemakers away.

Anonymous said...

probably the most excited anyone will get about a track meet

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