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Police release photos of suspects in shooting at Eakin Elementary School

The Columbus Division of Police said officers were called to Eakin Elementary School around 3:25 p.m. for a report of shots fired in the area.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police released photos of two suspects they believe were involved in a shooting at Eakin Elementary School last week, injuring a 12-year-old boy.

Police said the boy was shot during a large fight as students were being dismissed around 3:25 p.m. on May 16.

As officers were arriving at the school, they found the boy on Wedgewood Drive, which is about half a mile away from the school. The boy's condition was described as stable on the day of the shooting.

The school was preparing to dismiss students when the shooting happened. Students who left the building were brought back inside and the security level was increased until police gave an "all-clear" nearly an hour later.

Investigators do not believe the boy was involved in the fight. One person was arrested for a misdemeanor at the scene, but it's still being determined if they were involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141.

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