(WHTM) – One person has been shot in Harrisburg in the area of Thomas and Market Streets about one block from Harrisburg High School.

According to a spokesperson with the City of Harrisburg, a man was shot around 3 p.m. and is in critical but stable condition. Police tell abc27 they believe the incident started with a fight between the victim and shooter.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and is cooperating with police.

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The victim told police he knows the shooter and police believe this was a targeted shooting.

Both police and community leaders say gun violence this close to schools has to stop.

“It’s absolutely concerning. Kids are going to school to learn. They’re not supposed to be getting in fights and being involved in shootings,” said Deputy Chief Dennis Sorensen. “So as the Harrisburg Police Department we are concerned about that happening so close to a school like this.”

“I think a big piece of this that should be inserted into our school systems and into our communities as a whole is conflict resolution. Learn how to talk to someone. You don’t always have to go to blows either,” said Lamont Jones, community advocate.

The shooter is not currently in custody but city officials say the public is not in danger.

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