Two men and a teenage boy have been arrested as suspects in the shooting of a 14-year-old boy, who was hit Wednesday afternoon while riding his bicycle in front of Reedley High School.
Reedley police said the suspects are Jose Aguayo, 20, of Reedley, Jose Padilla, 23, of Fresno, and a 14-year-old from Reedley, all charged with attempted homicide with a gang enhancement. The 14-year-old is not named because he is a juvenile.
The 14-year-old shooting victim remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Reedley police said Thursday. The boy was hit at least once in the upper torso, Lt. Marc Ediger said Wednesday night.
The motive for the shooting is still being investigated.
The boy who was injured and the teenager accused in the shooting were both students in alternative education programs and not enrolled at Reedley High School, said Mary Ann Carousso, a Kings Canyon Unified School District official.
Reedley High students were dismissed at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday — more than two hours before the 4:30 p.m. shooting, Carousso said.
Because assailants left the scene immediately and drove away from the campus, police did not order a lockdown for the school's evening activities, she said.
School administrators were informed of the shooting, and the district had mental health workers on call Thursday in case students or staff were in distress, Carousso said.
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