Excerpt of story in today's Daily News:
Scattered test papers and spattered blood marked the spot where a 10th grader from CEP Hunting Park was critically wounded yesterday.
Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the 16-year-old boy, who was not identified, was shot in the head and chest at 3:45 p.m., while he waited to board a bus about a block north of the displinary school, just moments after dismissal.
The teen was “clinging to life” last night at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, with his mother by his side, Small said.
The shooting came a week after the victim — who formerly attended Olney High School — was involved in a fight with several other teens, Small said. Investigators identified a 17-year-old boy as a suspect, but it was unclear if he attended CEP or a local school, Small said.
The shooter is about 5-foot-11, and wore blue jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt. He fled through Greenmount Cemetery, across the street from CEP, where police canines later searched in vain, Small said.
James Golden, the school district’s chief safety executive, said it was unclear if CEP’s outdoor surveillance cameras captured images of the shooting.
Golden noted the gunman was “brazen,” since school police and 25th District cops who were maintaining their usual presence outside CEP were “within yards” of the bus. Extra security was dispatched to the school yesterday morning, he said.