15-year-old found shot near Bellingrath Middle School

Medics work on a young boy who was found shot Thursday afternoon.
Medics work on a young boy who was found shot Thursday afternoon.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Two suspects detained after a 15-year-old boy was found shot near Montgomery's new Bellingrath Middle School in west Montgomery have been released.  Police tells us they are still actively searching for the people involved.

The incident happened around 3:15pm Thursday.  Hundreds of students were leaving the school at the time.   Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Tom Salter said the shooting "doesn't appear to be school related," and that he didn't believe the 15-year-old victim attend a Montgomery Public School.

Montgomery Police Department spokesman Lt. Mark Drinkard said the investigation initially showed that the shooting happened on Stuart Street, which is located near the school.

The victim, not identified, was transported to a Montgomery hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said  he was shot in the arm. The victim ran on foot approximately one block to Community Congregational Church where police and medics found him in the parking lot.

One parent came upon the scene as he was coming home from work.

"I heard a loud pop and kids scrambling in different directions," said Willie Ezelll, whose daughter attends Bellingrath.  "Innocent kids could have been hurt.  It's a shame."

Police said their investigation into the shooting continues.

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