KEARNS, Utah, Sept. 8, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police officers are investigating a BB gun shooting incident at Kearns High School.
According to police dispatchers, officers were called to 5525 S. 4800 West at 9:06 p.m. with reports of a student with a gunshot wound to the head.
UPD police spokesman Det. Ken Hansen told Gephardt Daily the victim was a 14-year-old male student who was shot in the high school parking lot after attending a school pep rally Thursday night.
Witnesses told police the victim was shot once in the forehead after being confronted by an apparent drive-by shooter.
It wasn’t until the student was taken to the hospital that first responders realized he’d been shot with a BB gun.
Police say the teenage victim was conscious and talking when taken to the hospital where it was determined his injuries injuries were not life-threatening.
Gephardt Daily has a crew on the scene and will update this developing story as information becomes available.
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