Jersey City Student Shot in the Leg Following Fight at High School

December 8, 2015 Updated: December 8, 2015
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JERSEY CITY, N.J.  — Authorities say a teenage boy was shot near his school in Jersey City, shortly after he was involved in a fight at the building.

City officials say the shooting occurred around 2 p.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Avenue.

The Dickinson High School student was shot in the leg and was being treated at a hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening. But his name and further details on his condition were not disclosed.

Officials say the boy had left the school after the fight occurred. He was shot about a block away from the building.

The high school and a nearby elementary school were both placed on lockdown as police searched for the alleged shooter, who was taken into custody a short time later.

The investigation is ongoing.