WCSD: Victim in south Reno shooting believed to be former Hug High student
One person is dead after a shooting early Saturday morning in south Reno, according to Reno police.
Police say the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in a parking lot after "some type of fight" at 4835 Neil Road. According to police, 200 people were present at the time of the shooting.
Police say the victim is a 16-year-old male.
The victim is believed to be a former Hug High School student, the Washoe County School District tells News 4-Fox 11.
On Sunday, Hug High Principal Cristina Oronoz sent the following email to Hug parents, faculty and staff:
It is with great sadness that I have to send this email. There was an incident that took place off campus during the weekend that involved the loss of life. Unfortunately, the teenager whose life was lost was a Hug student. The incident is currently an on-going police investigation and the name has not been released. At the moment, we can not confirm the student's name. As soon as I am able to provide more information, I will let you know.
We have made arrangements to have our counselors and the district's Crisis Response Team available on campus to provide additional support to students, faculty and staff as needed.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
A day later, on Monday morning, Principal Oronoz sent a follow-up email to parents clarifying that the victim was a former student.
This is a developing story. Check back with us for updates.