A student opened fire in front of his school in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning and killed another student, police said. The suspected shooter was taken into custody after a police officer responding to the shooting at Oliver Citywide Academy saw him running away with a gun, a police official told reporters.
Police Commander Richard Ford didn't identify the victim or the suspect, but he said both were male juveniles who attended the school.
"There's no potential threats to the other schools," Ford said during a press conference.
Police received an alert that at least 11 shots were fired,.
Officers found the victim in front of the school and rendered aid, Ford said. The student was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
The shooting happened by the steps leading into the school just before 7:30 a.m., Ford said. The school normally opens around 7:45 a.m.
"Some of the teachers were inside; they heard the shots," Ford said.
Police were investigating what led to the shooting, Ford said. A weapon was recovered, and Ford said he believed it was a 9 mm.
The school is described on its website as a "full-time special education center" with students in grades 3-12.
Last year, a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed outside the school.
"It's very frustrating," Ford told reporters Wednesday. "We worked really, really hard. We've worked with the schools. We continue to work with the schools, and we're going to continue to do that. Obviously, any type of violence, any time there's loss of life, it's a tragic situation, but, you know, I am very relieved to know that there's no more danger to the public."
Wednesday's shooting happened as, marked one year since 19 children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.