65bbf98718833e001e7fd64a Leflore High

2 students wounded at Mobile, Alabama, high school

Jan. 31, 2024
The victims' injuries are not believed to be life-threatening; a 16-year-old girl has been charged in teh shooting.

Two students at a high school in Mobile, Alabama, were wounded when a 16-year-old girl allegedly fire a gunshot in a hallway. reports that two boys, 15 and 17, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting at LeFlore High School. The 15-year-old sustained a superficial wound, and the 17-year-old was treated at a local hospital for a chest wound.

The girl, whose identity was not disclosed, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds and discharging a firearm into a school building.

Police said the girl had a .45-caliber handgun when she began quarreling with the 15-year-old boy. The girl fired a shot at the 15-year-old, causing a superficial wound. The bullet then struck the 17-year-old boy.

Both victims are expected to be okay.

The girl fled the school and was later found at a relative’s house.

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