A 15-year-old Terrell boy was shot and killed early Wednesday morning, according to Terrell police.

The boy’s name was not being released, and policy say an investigation remains active.

At 1:27 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call of shots fired in the 400 block of Greenwood. Officers were on the scene in less than one minute and were directed to a back yard, where the gunshot victim was found, according to police.

Lifesaving efforts were already underway but were unsuccessful. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Terrell police criminal investigators and the Texas Rangers responded to conduct an investigation.

The boy was a student at Terrell High School.

TISD said in a prepared statement: “It is with heavy hearts that we share with you a tragedy within our Tiger family. One of our beloved Terrell High School students tragically lost their life last night. We are completely devastated and heartbroken by this news, and we extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of this student.”

The school district will do “everything in our power to provide comfort and assistance to the family and to our students and teachers as we process our grief together. Virtual counseling appointments will be made available to our students and staff through our Terrell High School Counseling Center as well as through Region 10 Education Service Center. We kindly ask that everyone please be respectful of this student’s family, and continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

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