UPDATE: Jefferson Co. school leaders react to fatal shooting of 17-year-old student
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Update: The victim in this shooting has been identified as Kamaree Shondale Phillips of Clay, Alabama, according to the Birmingham Police Department.
Phillips was a student at Clay Chalkville High School and he was in the 10th grade.
He was taken to a hospital following the shooting, where he died from his injuries, according to BPD.
BPD says Phillips was sitting in a car when an unknown suspect fired at the teen. The suspect then fled the scene.
Jefferson County Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin released the following statement:
“The loss of any student is felt throughout our district. I wish to express condolences to Kamaree’s loved ones, his friends, and his teachers. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. We will have grief counselors at Clay-Chalkville High School Monday for any student or staff member who needs assistance.”
Dr. Eugene Dallas, Principal at Clay-Chalkville High School released this statement:
“It is tragic to have one of our students leave for spring break and then not return because of an act of violence. As I shared with our school community, there really are no words for a time like this. Our school mourns with Kamaree’s family. We stand with them. They are in our prayers.”
Original story: Birmingham Police say a 17-year-old was shot and killed Saturday evening.
The shooting happened at #3 Westchester Court.
This is third teenager shot and killed in Birmingham in the last six days.
We will update this story when more information becomes available.
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