Teen wounded in shooting near Ombudsman Charter School in Glendale

Glendale police Sgt. Scott Waite gives information on a teenager who was shot in Glendale on Feb. 12, 2018. Austin Grad/azcentral.com

A teenage boy was shot Monday near a charter school that police believe he attended, officials said.

The shooting occurred at the corner of 43rd and Northern avenues at 11:40 a.m. in a field behind Ombudsman Charter School, said Glendale police Sgt. Scott Waite.

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The teen suffered a single gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.

GLENDALE, AZ –Police want to know who shot a teen Monday afternoon. The incident happened just before noon by 43rd Avenue and Northern Avenue.

A fight occurred between the victim and a group of teenage boys prior to the shooting, Waite said. Police believe the teen is a student at the charter school, he added.

Police are trying to figure out what led to the shooting and if the teen had been targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Glendale police at 623-930-3000 or at 480-WITNESS.

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