Witness Describes Moments Leading Up to Shooting of Riley HS Student

RILEY, IN – On Tuesday afternoon, students and faculty at Riley High School were left stunned after a 17-year-old student was fatally shot on campus. As police continue their investigation into the incident, one witness has come forward to share their account of the moments leading up to the tragedy.

  • 17-year-old student, Dylan Evans, shot and killed outside Riley High School
  • Witness recounts events leading up to the shooting
  • Police investigating motive and suspect in custody
  • Community shaken by violence at local high school campus

According to the witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, they were sitting on a bench outside the school when they heard the sound of gunshots. Initially thinking it was a firecracker or a car backfiring, they soon realized it was something much more serious. As chaos erupted around them, the witness quickly took cover and called 911.

As they waited for police to arrive, the witness observed a male student approached by another individual. The two engaged in a heated argument before shots were fired. The shooter then fled on foot while students and faculty scrambled to safety.

The victim has been identified as Dylan Evans, a popular and well-liked student at Riley High School. As news of his passing spreads, the school community is left grappling with shock and grief.

Police have not yet released any details about the motive for the shooting or the identity of the suspect. However, they have confirmed that an individual is in custody and being questioned in connection with the incident.

The tragedy has left many questioning how something like this could happen on their campus, as Riley High School has always been known as a safe and peaceful place for students to learn and grow. Classes have been canceled for the remainder of the week as students and faculty come to terms with the loss of one of their own.

As authorities continue to investigate, the community is urged to come together and support each other during this difficult time. Counseling services are being offered to students and faculty, providing a safe space for them to process their emotions and seek support.

The shooting at Riley High School serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing issue of gun violence in our country. As we mourn the loss of another young life, it is crucial that we take action to prevent these tragedies from occurring in the future.

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