MIAMI- (CBS4) -Miami-Dade Schools Police are on the lookout for a young gunman who stormed on to the campus of Miami Norland Senior High School and shot and wounded a 17-year-old student.
That victim, who was identified by more than a dozen Miami Norland students as Nekio "Stick" Delancy, is recovering at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood after a School Board spokesman told us he was shot in the buttocks.
That spokesman told CBS4's Peter D'Oench that the shooting erupted after an argument but it was unclear what prompted the fight in the first place and how many youngsters were involved in the confrontation with Delancy. From Chopper 4, Schools Police were seen questioning several students. It happened on a sports field at 3:40 p.m., after school had let out.
Anthony Visccomi told D'Oench that he was coming home from work when he heard the shots that were fired.
"I heard four shoots and it sounded like boom, boom, boom," said Viscomi. "And he took off running down the street. I called MIami Gardens Police. I took off running after him and police told me not to chase him. He was just a normal kid. He was stocky and in his 20s."
"I heard a bunch of gun shots," said 11th grader James Marshall, who is a friend of Delancy. He showed us Delancy's facebook page, which is filled with "get well" messages.
Marshall said of the fight on campus, "It was just a little bad spill over that got out of hand."
Another former student who spoke to students on campus said, "The kids came in and they identified him and they shot him." She was told that several students were involved in the confrontation.
On Tuesday night, relatives of students said they were very concerned about what happened.
"The shootings need to stop," said Marion Cooney, who has a niece and a nephew at the school. "The shootings need to stop. We have kids killing kids now."
"Every parent is heart broken," said neighbor and concerned parent Hariett Anderson. "This shooting just breaks your heart because next time it could be your child. This just needs to stop. We need to work on morality for our kids."
Schools Police are still trying to figure out what prompted the fight and the shooting and had no comment on Tuesday night. A Miami-Dade school board spokesman also said he too had limited information about the incident at Miami Norland Senior High School.
"It's hard because I know him," said 11th grader De'oshimae Taelar. "It's real hard because I know him."
The gunman is still on the loose.
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