Sheridan School District closed Wednesday following shooting in parking lot

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SHERIDAN, Colo. — The Sheridan School District cancelled classes on Wednesday following a shooting on Tuesday night.

Sheridan police say the shooting happened at about 7:44 p.m. in the school’s parking lot.

A young boy was taken to Denver Health. Police say he was taken into surgery at around 10:45 p.m.

At around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, police said the victim was out of surgery and stable.

Sheridan police identified the suspect in the shooting. They say the victim and suspect were in an argument when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

Witnesses say a group of teenagers from another school confronted a girl in the parking lot. They say a fight broke out and that’s when a young boy was shot.

“I just really worried now, my son is everything to me, just to think of what those parents are going through, a child that did get shot , can’t imagine that’ shared Veronica Salazar.

The Sheridan School District released a statement late Tuesday night saying in part:

“We are working closely with the Sheridan Police Department to investigate this incident,which involved a shooting. Unfortunately, we understand tonight that at least one student–not a Sheridan student, but a student from a neighboring district–was injured. We believe this to be an isolated incident.”

A group of people — which included many teens — was confined to an area of the parking lot for more than an hour as officers conducted interviews and collected evidence.

There was a girls’ volleyball event at the school at the time of the shooting.

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