(KTXL) — A Grant High School student was pronounced dead on Thursday morning after being shot in North Highlands at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
The 18-year-old Billy Ray Scott, soon to be a graduate of Grant High School, appeared to have been shot in North Highlands by someone who approached the passenger side of the vehicle and fired into the vehicle.
A report from the sheriff’s office on Friday said that Scott and two other people were seated in a parked vehicle in a North Highlands neighborhood when an unknown person approached the vehicle and fired one shot into the passenger side of the vehicle.
Scott was struck once and then drove to the intersection Grand Avenue and Marysville Boulevard where he was able to find a Twin Rivers school resource officer.
Scott was then transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died.
The Twin Rivers Unified School District Superintendent Steve Martinez issued a statement on Thursday to share their condolences with the community.
“Losing a child is an unspeakable tragedy and our entire school community is mourning the loss alongside the student’s family and friends,” Martinez wrote.
Martinez added that additional security will be in place during Thursday nights graduation ceremony and everyone will be screened before entering Grant stadium.
“While the shooting did not take place at one of our facilities or during school hours, it is our continued mission to ensure that all children are safe from violence and the havoc it wreaks in our neighborhoods,” Martinez continued. “Like you, we believe that all children deserve to have a safe, healthy and nurturing environment at school, at home, and in the community.”