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Teen injured in Oregon high school shooting today:

This is a follow-up to the school shooting out of Oregon that happened this morning that put one victim in the hospital…

A teenager armed with a handgun shot and wounded a 16-year-old student at the high school here this morning and then walked to a restaurant, where customers watched in horror as he stood outside and put the gun to his head.

The shooter then surrendered to police.

Students milling around the courtyard at Roseburg High watched in shock as the teen — using what doctors said was a large-caliber handgun — shot a student in the chest and abdomen just before classes were to begin, hitting him four times.

Police spokesman Sgt. Aaron Dunbar said the shooter appeared to be a student at the high school, and that he is also a 16-year-old.

Police cars followed the teen to Charley’s BBQ restaurant, their sirens blaring, said Kenny Russell, the restaurant cook.

The 35 customers in the restaurant “were all freaking out. Some of them were getting under the tables,” Russell said.

The teen looked through the restaurant window and put the gun to his head, according to Russell.

Police officers confronted the teen, their guns drawn, according to Russell. The teen was then led away in handcuffs.

It was not clear what provoked the shooting, and whether the assailant knew his victim.

Their identities were not released.

Kathleen Nickel, the hospital spokeswoman, said the victim was shot twice in the abdomen and once in the chest, and a bullet grazed his left elbow. She said surgeons believe he was shot from behind.

A surgeon talked to the victim, who was conscious when he got to the hospital, Nickel said. “He didn’t have any recollection of what occurred,” she said.

More details as soon as they become available.

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