SHERIDAN, Colo. (CBS4) – Sheridan School District announced class is canceled Wednesday at all schools following a shooting outside Sheridan High School Tuesday night. Officers were called to the scene around 7:45 p.m.
The shooting happened during a fight in the school parking lot during a volleyball game between Sheridan High School and Bruce Randolph School. Investigators said the victim and the shooter are both juveniles, and the victim is expected to survive.READ MORE: Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter Wheelchair
The victim was taken to Denver General Hospital for surgery. Investigators said he does not attend Sheridan Schools.
Alexis Gulick was at the game with her son to watch her cousin play. She told CBS4 she was about to leave the gym when she heard the sound of gunshots.
“This teenage girl, I feel like she saved our lives because she opened the door saying that everyone’s running and people are getting shot and to go back inside,” said Gulick. “If she didn’t tell us that something could have happened to him.”READ MORE: MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship Drawing
Sheridan police said the school was placed on lockdown while officers investigated. Families were eventually released while investigators questioned 20-30 witnesses.
Officers said the suspect may have left the scene in a car. Police are not releasing his name because he is a minor. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheridan Police Department at (303) 762-2211.
Due to the size of the crime scene and the number of witnesses, several agencies helped investigate the shooting including Sheridan Police, Sheridan School District Staff, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputies, Denver Firefighters and Denver Paramedics.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted Population
Other responding agencies included Englewood Police, Columbine Valley Police, Investigators from the 18th Judicial District, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s K9 Unit.