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Suspect in Pa. School Shooting Turns Himself In

The suspect involved in a shooting at Erie High School in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday, April 5, turned himself into the Erie Police Department on Wednesday, April 6, according to national news.

The department reported on social media that the suspect had turned himself in and that the investigation is ongoing. The suspect was not identified; detectives said that they believed he was a minor under the age of 15.

The April 5 shooting left one student hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds in stable condition, according to Erie Police Deputy Chief Michael Nolan. Authorities said that the suspect and victim “appeared to have known each other” and that the shooting was likely an isolated incident. Detectives also stated their belief that the suspect used a 9mm handgun in the incident, which occurred at 9:22 a.m. in a school hallway.

Erie County District Attorney Elizabeth Hirz said that, if charged, the suspect will be prosecuted as a minor. The school was closed for the remainder of the week.

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