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Students, staff return to Lewisville High School after teen was killed in nearby shooting

Students, staff return after 17-year-old killed near Lewisville High School
Students, staff return after 17-year-old killed near Lewisville High School 02:21

LEWISVILLE ( — A teenager has died following a shooting in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Lewisville Wednesday.

Just after 4 p.m. Sept. 20, police received a call stating someone had been shot outside the Raising Cane's off W. Main Street. 

The victim was identified as 17-year-old Lewisville High School student Skylar Ashton Marquel Linson. He was taken to Medical City Lewisville but ultimately died as a result of the shooting.

Police said the suspect took off from the scene and led officers on a brief chase before stopping. He was subsequently taken into custody.

The suspect is a juvenile; therefore, police said they will not be releasing his identity. However, they did say he is not a Lewisville High School student.

Detectives are currently working the scene and a motive remains unknown at this time.

Lewisville ISD has since stated that a team of counselors will be at the high school Thursday to support any student or staff member impacted by the shooting. 

The district also stated the three high school campuses will have additional security the remainder of the week.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic situation. At this time we are respecting the privacy of the student's family, and will be there to offer whatever assistance we can when they are ready."

CBS News Texas spoke with a student who said she knew Linson personally.

"I kind of broke down crying but like it was more sadness than anything because he was so genuine and so sweet to everyone," said senior Kassidy Luke. "It kind of took everybody off guard, because he's always been outgoing, funny and cared about everyone but himself. And so now, the fact that he's gone, I think it's taken everyone by surprise and we just have to come to school and act like nothing happened."

For parents, guardians and even older siblings, dropping off their loved ones at school Thursday was tough. 

"They said [there] was going to be more security but, still, I feel like there's not enough security to handle so many kids and you never know what goes through people's mind," said Joselyne Reyes, who took her sister to school. "It's a different day everyday, so you never know what can happen, so it's scary to drop her off."

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