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Teen shot outside South Gwinnett after football game

SNELLVILLE -- Snellville police were searching for a person of interest late Friday night after a 16-year-old was shot once in the chest after a football game at South Gwinnett High School, officials said.

According to police, neither the victim nor the person of interest are enrolled at South Gwinnett, said Sloan Roach, a spokeswoman for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

The shooting happened in front of Britt Elementary School, which sits beside South Gwinnett off Skyland Drive in Snellville, Roach said

South Gwinnett was playing Mill Creek in a preseason scrimmage game. Police and school administrators said there were no major disturbances during the football game, Roach said.

The 16-year-old, whose identity was not available late Friday night, was transported to an area hospital with what was reported as an injury that was not life-threatening, Roach said.

School resource officers at the scene handled the initial incident, and Snellville police are assisting on the case, Roach said.

No further information was immediately available.