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Tween Shot at Madison Park Academy in Oakland, Cops Arrest 12-year-old Boy

A 12-year-old California boy has been detained after Oakland police say he opened fire on a middle school student.

The incident, according to police, happened Monday at the Madison Park Academy in East Oakland. San Fransisco Gate reports that officers were dispatched to the scene shortly after the 1:30 p.m. shooting.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and is currently in stable condition. The 12-year-old suspect fled the scene but police eventually caught up with him and detained him. Fox 2 says it’s unclear where police found the suspect.

“You have heard from me over the last several weeks about a number of shootings and incidents that have happened at our schools, our playgrounds,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said after the shooting.

“This is impacting every area in our city. Nobody is immune from this level of gun violence.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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