One student has been killed in a shooting on the Canyon Springs High School campus, according to North Las Vegas Police. The shooting reportedly took part on the baseball field at the school’s parents. Following the incident, Canyon Springs High School sent out a statement to parents, Mahsa Saeidi of KTNV reported on Twitter.
She wrote: “NLV Police are investigating a shooting near Canyon Springs HS. District officials say incident possibly high school students. Latest now on @KTNV at 3. @Joe_Bartels & @AustinKTNV heading to the scene.”
The letter read:
“Dear Parents and guardians, Canyon Springs High School is currently on lockdown as law enforcement respond to an incident near the vicinity of campus,” the statement from Principal Greg Hunter read.
“It is an active investigation and police ask people to stay away. We will notify you once there is more information.”
Helicopters were spotted circling the scene.
“The NLVPD is investigating a shooting near canyon springs high school. Public stay away from the area. Media can stage on the east side of school,” the police department’s statement read.
At a news conference to update the situation, the North Las Vegas Police said no one has been detained after the student was shot and killed on the high school’s baseball field. An unknown number of people involved.
They added that “student fatally shot on campus: Single victim, transported to UMC, pronounced dead. Police are following up leads right now. They are talking to witnesses. They are not ready to release info about suspect.” Police believe it was a targeted attack.
Where Is Canyon Springs High School?
Canyon Springs High School is a public school in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clark County School District school, run by president Greg Hunter, holds nearly three thousand students — 2,810 — in grades 9 through 12. The school’s nickname is the pioneers.
The school is located on 350 E. Alexander Road.
Notable alumni include former Arizona Wildcats star wide receiver Juron Criner and Philadelphia Eagles running back Donnel Pumphrey.