Police and an ambulance were called to York City's William Penn High School just before 11 a.m. Tuesday for a reported shooting victim.

A York County 911 supervisor said the shooting didn't happen in the 101 W. College Ave. school. A student was shot off school grounds and reported it today at school, according to the supervisor.

Erin James, spokeswoman for the York City School District, confirmed the shooting happened off campus.

"A male student sought help today at the nurse's office for a small wound that appears to be from some kind of BB gun or pellet gun," James said. "An ambulance was called."

An 18-year-old student was shot in the back with a BB, according to 911 radio transmissions.

"We believe it happened sometime yesterday," James said.

York City Police Chief Wes Kahley said the student wasn't a targeted victim.

"He admitted he and a friend were playing with a BB gun and he accidentally got shot with it," Kahley said, adding the youth wasn't seriously hurt.

York City Police's school resource officer will be investigating, according to the chief. Once the investigation is complete, a decision will be made whether charges are appropriate, Kahley said.

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