The alleged shooter, a 15-year-old Davidson Middle School student, used a gun that was stolen from a car that had been left unlocked. The victim is a 13-year-old student at Okaloosa Academy, who is listed in fair condition in the pediatric unit of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

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CRESTVIEW — A 13-year-old boy was in fair condition late Tuesday after he was shot several times at a bus stop earlier that day.

The boy, whose name was not immediately released, was recovering in the pediatric unit of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, according to a hospital spokesman.

The alleged shooter, a 15-year-old Davidson Middle School student, used a gun that was stolen from a car that had been left unlocked. He was still being interviewed as of 4 p.m., according to Brian Hughes, spokesman for the Crestview Police Department, which is investigating the shooting.

Hughes said late Tuesday afternoon that it was unlikely charges would be filed that day, but they are continuing to interview the youth. However, he said police believe they have the right suspect and that there was no risk to the public.

The victim is a student at Okaloosa Academy, which is a charter school.

"He's a very, very good young man, very loved," said Ray Sansom, vice president of school administration at Okaloosa Academy. He said a staff member from the school spoke to the boy Tuesday afternoon to let him know he was missed and that they were thinking of him.

Counselors were called to the school to help students deal with the shooting.

"He's a likeable young man who works every day in the lunchroom," Sansom said. "The cafeteria workers, they were so worried about him. They care about him and love him a lot."

He said the students were very worried about their classmate, and described the school community as "close."

At the end of the school day, counselors rode the bus home with students to make sure they were OK after some expressed anxiety, he said.

The shooter is not a student at the academy and never has been, Sansom said.

Hughes said it appears the two boys got in an argument at the victim's bus stop.

The shooting, which was reported at 6:08 a.m., happened near the intersection of East Williams Avenue and South Rayburn Street. The suspect was found later in Fairview Park, Hughes said.

Tina Youngblood, who lives in the neighborhood where the shooting took place, said she and her husband were awakened just after 6 a.m. by multiple gunshots. They left their bedroom to move to a part of the house that was farther from where they heard the shots and called 911.

"It sounded so close I thought it was next door," she said. "We hear gunshots every now and then, but nothing like this. Not that close.

"It was like boom, boom, boom, boom," she said, adding that they believe they heard five shots.

She said she assumed the gunshots were related to a drug deal, because that is common in her neighborhood. She was shocked to learn it was one youth shooting another.

"That's scarier to me than if it was just adults," she said.

Three schools — Southside Elementary, Davidson Middle and Crestview High — were placed on a modified lockdown following the incident.