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.