Teen boy in custody after shots fired in Yuma high school parking lot

Yuma police say the suspects were never inside the high school.
Yuma police say the suspects were never inside the high school.(File image | Credit: Pixabay)
Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 12:07 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2023 at 6:03 PM MST
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YUMA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) Police say a teen boy is in custody after shots were fired in the parking lot of a high school in Yuma Monday morning.

Yuma officers were called to the reports of shots being fired outside Gila Ridge High School on 24th Street near Araby Road just before 8:30 a.m. When they arrived, the 16-year-old suspect had already ran away and left. Police say two students were hurt from a fight, and they weren’t shot.

The 16-year-old was found off campus and taken into custody. Gila Ridge and other surrounding schools were placed on lockdown during the investigation, but police stressed that this was not an active shooter situation. Sgt. Lori Franklin says no suspects were ever inside the school.

School officials said in a post on social media late Monday morning they will be dismissing at their normal time Monday afternoon. Yuma police officers were also on-site assisting with traffic control. Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to call Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.