Student Dies After Shooting Near Concord’s Olympic High School

CONCORD (CBS SF) — A student who was targeted in a fatally shooting near the Concord high school he attends on Monday afternoon has died from his injuries, according to authorities.

Concord Police said the shooting was reported around 1:30 p.m. near the corner of Beach and Salvio in Concord, about two blocks away from Olympic High School.

The suspect is still at large.

The school was on lockdown as a precaution.

Police said after school had let out for the day, a passenger in a black four-door sedan got out of the vehicle and approached a group of teenagers off campus.

The suspect then shot at one of the teenagers while the others scattered, police said.

The victim, later identified as Lawrence Janson, was hit and ran onto the Olympic High School campus where he was treated by staff, police and paramedics, police said.

Shortly before 4 p.m., Concord police confirmed that the victim — a 17-year-old male student at Olympic — had die from his injuries at a local hospital.

Police said that the suspect had talked to the teen he targeted prior to shooting him and that no other injuries were reported.

“School was already out of session for about 30 minutes. There is no information to believe that this was related to the school. We have no information to believe that this was gang related,” said Concord Police Lt Nick Gartner. “But we do believe this teenager was targeted based on the actions of the suspect as reported by witnesses on the scene.”

Olympic High School principal Lynsie Castellano released a statement that expressed sadness and sympathy over the fatal shooting.

It read in part, “At this time, we are asking your understanding in respecting the privacy of the family, which, at this time, do not wish to share further details.  When they have let us know about any services or memorials that may be open to our Olympic family, I will let you know.”

Castellano said that there would be additional counseling staff on Tuesday to provide support to students or teachers.

Police were able to reopen streets in the area shortly before 6 p.m. as the investigation at the scene was completed.

Potential witnesses were urged to contact the Concord Police Department at (925) 671-3333.

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