Deputies investigating after 17-year-old shot in Pontiac

Posted at 12:05 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 17:18:49-04

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting of a teen on Monday morning.

According to deputies, it happened around 7:37 a.m. in the area of N. Perry and Martin Luther King Blvd.

When they arrived, the 17-year-old said he was in the area where he takes the bus to Pontiac Academy of Excellence when an unknown black male, about 16 years old, shot him for no reason and fled.

When detectives interviewed the subject at the hospital, his story changed several times, deputies said.

It was originally reported that the student was shot at the bus stop while waiting to go to school. Deputies say the shooting did not occur at the bus stop and has nothing to do with the bus stop or the school he attends.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the Pontiac Academy for Excellence said:

"We regret to share with you that a senior from Pontiac Academy for Excellence was injured in a shooting while waiting at a neighborhood bus stop this morning. The student was taken to a local hospital and is being treated. We are in close communication with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department as they are investigating the incident. We want to assure all parents and students that safety is our number one priority. The school day will continue as planned and counseling services are available to all students. We will share more information as the situation develops."

Right now, deputies say there are no witnesses. The student is expected to be okay.