UPDATE: 15-year-old male found shot dead at RL Thornton Elementary in Dallas

The Dallas Police Department says the juvenile victim found deceased on the school grounds of Robert L. Thornton Elementary School on Saturday has been identified as a 15-year-old male.

Multiple police officers responded to the elementary school around 7:00AM on Saturday morning at 6011 Old Ox Road in the Oak Cliff area of south Dallas. A caller reported seeing a male lying near the school.

When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they located the victim on a paved area of the schoolyard. Dallas Fire-Rescue pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

A homicide investigation has been launched into the young man’s death. Some residents reported hearing gunfire the night before he was discovered.

Dallas Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Heathcote at 214-671-4310.