UNIONPORT — A 19-year-old student was shot in front of his Bronx high school Monday, education officials said.
The victim, who was not identified, was shot in the arm behind the Bronx Regional High School, at Rev. J.A. Polite Ave. near East 163rd Street just after noon, police said.
Stanly Stepan, 20, a student at GED Plus, one of the schools in the building, said he saw the victim on the floor screaming in pain as teachers and administrators escorted students to their next class and locked all of the doors.
The victim stumbled inside the school and made his way to the front of the school, where he collapsed, police said. He was taken to Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center where he was listed in stable condition, fire officials said.
"He was screaming that he thought he was going to die," Stepan said, "There was a puddle of blood under his arm."
The teen — who was an eleventh grader, according to the DOE — was a basketball star at the school, classmates said.
Cops said he was shot by a 15-year-old boy who opened fire outside of the school. Police said they are searching for the suspect, who they said was wearing a black leather jacket. No arrests have been made, cops said.
Students inside the building, which houses five different schools, said they were put on lockdown and then dismissed shortly after the shooting.