Five minutes after 16-year-old Alan Hernandez-Lopez’s class ended on Tuesday afternoon, he was shot on a South Salt Lake sidewalk.
The shooting happened on 300 East near 3100 South, in front of a house two doors down the street from his school.
Police haven’t identified a suspect or a motive.
Hernandez-Lopez, a South Salt Lake resident, died at the hospital just after midnight on Wednesday, according to South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller.
The teen had been attending a nontraditional Granite School District program called sStep, confirmed district spokesman Ben Horsley.
Hernandez-Lopez was placed in sStep in early January, Horsley said. The school serves students who have been removed from traditional schools “due to safety or policy violations.”
Students are on a nontraditional schedule in the program, and only small groups of students are taught at certain times to “prevent problems,” according to Horsley.
The instructors and the remaining two students in Hernandez-Lopez’s class have been offered grief counseling.
South Salt Lake police have asked anyone who has information about the shooting to call dispatch at 801-840-4000.
An online campaign is raising money to pay for the teenager’s medical bills and funeral, as well as help his mother, who is a single parent, according to the fundraiser.