16 year old in custody for allegedly firing near Reynolds High School

A 16-year-old Reynolds High School student is in custody for his alleged role in a shooting Monday next to the Troutdale school, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

The shooting in Columbia Park happened during the school’s lunch break, when many students were outside. No one was injured.

Someone fired from a car near the park, and a pedestrian fired back, said Steve Padilla, a spokesperson for the school district. The teenager in detention is accused of being the pedestrian, Padilla said.

News of the gunfire Monday unnerved many students and parents at the school, which experienced a 2014 shooting that killed one student and injured a teacher before the gunman turned on himself.

The high school did not go into lockdown Monday on the advice of deputies because the shooters moved away from the school, the sheriff’s office said in a statement Thursday. A lockdown would have prevented students from returning to the school building, it said.

The sheriff’s office continues to search for at least one additional shooter. The office asked people who live near the school and have security cameras to review any video between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Anyone with information can call detectives at 503-988-0560 and remain anonymous.

— Beth Slovic; bslovic@oregonian.com; @bethslovic; 503-221-8551

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