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Teen shot outside Portland school: ‘I’m healing up and I thank God’

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Labraye Franklin, 17, was shot in the back outside Rosemary Anderson High School on Dec. 12, 2014. (Photo: KPTV)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) — A teen who was shot outside a north Portland school is now out of the hospital and talking about the shooting that injured four people and led to three arrests.

Labraye Franklin, 17, was shot in the back outside Rosemary Anderson High School on Dec. 12.

“It’s a little wound, not too big,” he told FOX 12. “It just came in my back and out my armpit, but I’m healing up and I thank God. I’m blessed.”

Franklin was released from the hospital the day after the shooting. Two others who suffered serious injuries, 16-year-old Taylor Zimmers and 20-year-old David Jackson-Lyday, had their conditions upgraded during the week as they continued receiving treatment at the hospital.

A fourth victim suffered a graze wound and was treated at the scene of the shooting.

Emergency crews rushed to the alternative high school at North Killingsworth Court and Borthwick Avenue at lunchtime Friday after a dispute allegedly led to the shooting.

Three suspects have been arrested, Lonzo Murphy, 22, his 16-year-old brother Marquise Murphy and 18-year-old Marquel Dugas.

During Lonzo Murphy’s arrest, a handgun was located and seized by police. Detectives do not believe there are any other suspects.

Franklin doesn’t want to talk about the arrests. Instead, he’s trying to stay positive about the ordeal and plans to channel all his emotions into a new song he’s releasing in January.

“I just asked that everyone keep me in their prayers and everyone continue to do positive things,” he said. “That’s a positive school.”

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  • Kenneth Briggs

    shoot the shooter will know what it feels like give the shooter and shooters five years in prison and add the other charges for more time , they want to be big boys treat them as big boys in adult courts .