OAKLAND -- A 17-year-old student jogging to sports practice at Fremont High School was shot in the leg in front of the school Thursday, police and a school official said.
The student, a senior at the school, was taken to Highland Hospital for treatment after the 4 p.m. shooting in the 4600 block of Foothill Boulevard, authorities said.
He is in good condition and expected to recover, said school principal Daniel Hurst.
Hurst said a man fired into a group of students standing on Foothill Boulevard but the teen who was hit was not the intended target. No one else was injured.
Police did not discuss who might have been the target in the shooting.
After the boy was hit, he turned and saw a man wearing a hoodie running away, said school district spokesman Troy Flint.
Police are investigating but have not made any arrests or defined a motive in the shooting.
Meanwhile, campus officials are working on addressing the "persistent violence in the neighborhood," Hurst said.
"As we have in the past, we will meet with Oakland school police and the Oakland Police Department to push for measures that might provide an additional measure of security in the areas adjacent to campus," Hurst said in a letter to parents and staff.
Counselors will be on campus Friday to meet with students and staff and discuss their concerns about violence in the community.
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