2 students shot at Agape Christian Academy in Pine Hills

PINE HILLS, Fla. — Two teenage boys were shot Friday outside a private school in Pine Hills Friday afternoon.

The shooting happened about 2 p.m. at the Agape Christian Academy on Hiawassee Road in Pine Hills after a fight broke out, Orange County sheriff's investigators said.

According to investigators, the confrontation was part of an ongoing dispute.

Authorities said one of the victims, a 16-year-old student on the football team, was shot in the hip while preparing to go to a game.

Witnesses told deputies that a 17-year-old student had also been hit by a stray bullet or shrapnel, but family members had already taken him to a hospital

"It appears one of the students shot was on the football team. There was a football game tonight and they were preparing to leave to go to Lakeland," said Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

Neither victim's name has been released. Their conditions are not life-threatening, according to investigators.

Investigators said the suspected shooter, who is not a student at the school, reportedly fled in a car with several other males.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

A spokesperson said it will be up to the private school's administrators to beef up security.

Agape Christian Academy made headlines three years ago after a man was shot when he tried to break up a fight involving his two brothers just outside the school. That man survived.

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