- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A teenager shot with a pellet-type gun after a homecoming pep rally at a suburban Salt Lake City high school has been released from the hospital after getting stitches.

Granite School District spokesman Steve Powell said Friday the 14-year-old boy suffered a minor head injury. He is a freshman at Kearns High School, which is a few miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

Powell says officials don’t know who shot him or why it happened. The person likely used a pellet gun or airsoft gun.

Powell says the incident happened Thursday at 9 p.m. as students were leaving the building after a homecoming pep rally. Other students alerted school administrators, who called police.

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