Two juveniles died from wounds suffered when someone let loose a fusillade of gunfire on a minivan they were in at a California elementary school, police said.
The boys, ages 11 and 14, were shot in the parking lot of Searles Elementary School in Union City, about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, KGO-TV reported.
After receiving numerous reports of gunfire, police arrived at the school and found the two boys gravely wounded in the bullet-riddled minivan, police said.
Police also released a photograph of the parking lot littered with shell casings.
The older boy died at the scene, and the younger child died en route to a hospital, police said. Their names will not be released due to their ages.
“How do you just kill kids?” a mother, whose son was a schoolmate of one of the deceased boys, said. “I don’t think he has quite grasped this yet,” she said of her son. “He is afraid to go outside.”
No arrests have been made in connection to the killings. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation, police said.
The possibilities that the shooting was gang-related or related to a previous shooting on Wednesday, Nov. 20, that left two men wounded have not been ruled out, police said.
Police are asking for the public’s help.
“We rely on our community to be our eyes and ears in situations like this, so their part, their role in this is extremely important,” Lieutenant Mendez said.
The Union City Police Department encouraged anyone who has information regarding this incident to call Detective Joshua Clubb at 510-675-5227.