OAK PARK, Mich. – Four people were arrested after a teen was wounded during a shooting at a Michigan high school on Friday, school officials said.
The shooting occurred at Oak Park High School, WDIV-TV reported. Police responded to the high school at about 9:10 p.m. EST after receiving several 911 calls about a shooting following a basketball game, WJBK-TV reported.
According to a statement from Oak Park Schools on Saturday, three students from Southfield A&T High School were arrested and one student from Redford Thurston High School was detained.
The injured student was taken to an area hospital and was in stable condition, WJBK reported.
An investigation revealed that there was a physical altercation between the victim and a group outside of the high school after the game, according to The Detroit News. One suspect allegedly took out a handgun and fired multiple shots, police said.
The victim is not an Oak Park resident but does attend the Oak Park Schools NOVA Academy, the newspaper reported.
A gun was recovered at the scene of the shooting, according to The Detroit News.
“Our officers responded swiftly and were able to detain a suspect in this terrible incident,” Steve Cooper, Oak Park’s public safety director, said in a statement. “Our priority is always the safety of our community and we will continue to work closely with Oak Park Schools, and all other districts within the City of Oak Park, to ensure the highest safety for all.”
“Friday night’s incident is tragic and unnecessary. The support of Oak Park remains with the victim, their family, and the entire Oak Park schools community” Oak Park City Manager Erik Tungate said in a statement. “I am proud of our Oak Park public safety team for their diligent work on this. The City of Oak Park and its employees remain committed to creating a safe community for all.”
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