WILMINGTON --Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, is mourning the loss of another student after a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon.
Brandon Wingo was a 9th grader at the school, located just blocks away from the crime scene.
The killing comes just weeks after the death of sophomore Amy Joyner-Francis, a 16-year-old girl who died after being beaten by three girls in the school's bathroom.
The shooting happened around 3:18 p.m. Thursday. Police say Wingo was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was treated on the scene, and then taken to Christiana Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
"I heard pow, pow, pow, pow, and I was like 'that sounds awful close to home,'" said Lynette Kornagay of Wilmington. "I went to go look outside, and I seen the individual lying there on the ground and I heard everybody screaming."
"I just heard these three shots - pow, pow, pow - and when I walked down, I seen the boy shot in the head," said Nahfi Hairston of Wilmington.
Our sister station, WPVI, was there as investigators combed the neighborhood block for evidence of who pulled the trigger.
Principal Stanley Spoor says, "All of the Howard community is pained by the loss of this young man and we all grieve his death. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers."
School officials say counselors will be on hand at Howard High on Friday.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 302-576-3653 or 302-576-3939. Anonymous tips can also be sent by text message to 888777.