A Forest Park High School student died in a shooting Wednesday, according to Baltimore City Public Schools and police.

The district said in a tweet that the student was shot after school and away from campus. Baltimore City police said they were called to an alley behind the 4300 block of Liberty Heights Avenue just after 3 p.m. for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers said they found a 15-year-old boy with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “We are now struck with the tragedy of a young person, a high school student, a member of our community, struck dead in our community,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said. “There is no reason why this young man should be dead tonight. We’re here to talk about the prevalence of guns in our community, the ease of access of guns in our community, the willingness to use them against other people just to solve conflict.”

Counselors will be available Thursday at the school, the district said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Metro Crime Stoppers tip-line at 1-866-7LOCK-UP.

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