One person injured in drive-by shooting outside a West Palm Beach elementary school

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Police are looking for a gunman who shot and injured a person outside Pleasant City Elementary School Wednesday afternoon.

Police plan to step up patrol near the elementary school during drop-off Thursday morning.

The drive-by shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. on the corner of Spruce Avenue and 21st Street just before children were leaving the school grounds to picked up by parents.

Teachers and staff were able to rush the students back inside before leaving school. Police said one person was taken to the hospital with injuries.

"It was actually a little frightening. Some of my friends were crying, but I was brave enough not to cry because I knew I was going to be OK and my mom was here to pick me up thankfully," said one Pleasant Elementary School student.

Police said they found what they believe is the suspect's Jetta on fire in the parking lot behind a Staples off Okeechobee Boulevard.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 561-688-3960.

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