A 15-year-old Altoona Area High School student was shot and killed late Tuesday night, according to Altoona police.
School district faculty and staff were informed this morning, and grief counselors have been made available.
The name of the victim has not yet officially been released to the public by the police or the Altoona Area School District.
The shooting happened around midnight in the area of the 100 block of Fourth Avenue Alley, near Jefferson Park in the city’s East End, and police are investigating the killing as a homicide.
Police said the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators continue to look for a suspect or suspects and police are asking for assistance from witnesses that might have information about the shooting.
Police ask that anyone with information to call 949-2518.
A Mirror reporter is working on a story for Thursday’s paper.