2 Boys Shot to Death Outside Union City Elementary School

Two boys were fatally shot outside an elementary school early Saturday morning, police said.

The shootings of the boys, ages 11 and 14, took place in the parking lot of Searles Elementary School, the East Bay Times reported.

Callers to 911 reported hearing gunfire at 1:26 a.m., the newspaper said. Authorities said that when officers arrived, they found the boys.

New Haven Unified School District Superintendent John Thompson said in a statement that the victims were minors.

The boys attended schools in the district, Thompson and a district spokesman said.

One of the victims died at the scene while the other died in an ambulance on the on the way to a hospital, police said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the killings.

Union City Police Lt. Steve Mendez said there was no sign of a connection between the shooting and the school where it took place. People occasionally gather in the relatively secluded parking lot, Mendez told the Times.

Thompson said the district “will have support for our students and staff at the sites where these students attended when school resumes after the Thanksgiving break.”

The district also will work with the Union City Police Department “to ensure that our schools are as safe as they can be,” he said.

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