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June 5, 2023

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Boy shot in arm during gang fight in Orchards area

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A boy was shot in the arm during an apparent dispute among rival gangs Friday afternoon near Heritage High School.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded at noon to a reported disturbance with a weapon in the 7300 block of Northeast 131st Avenue, just south of the high school. Arriving deputies found a boy suffering a gunshot wound to his arm, according to the sheriff’s office. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Deputies said there were at least 20 to 30 Heritage High School students gathered around during the incident.

“A preliminary investigation indicates the shooting is a result of an ongoing dispute among rival gangs sets,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The sheriff’s office Tactical Detectives Unit is investigating. Authorities did not say whether anyone was arrested.

According to reports on social media, the high school was placed on lockdown during the incident.