Tampa, FL -- No arrests have been made, but Tampa Police say they're working on plenty of leads in Friday night's shooting near Plant High School, where a student was shot in the leg after a football game.
They knew kids and their parents would be concerned by this as long as that suspect is still on the loose, so they had added security on campus Monday.
But as a bunch of kids left class this afternoon and started walking into this normally-quiet neighborhood, many admitted they were now more concerned about it.
"It kind of freaks me out," said David Dickey, a junior about to walk into the same neighborhood as Friday's shooting. "I don't want to get ambushed or something, you know? Like... I just have to watch my back now."
Students say the added campus security is comforting, but perhaps more patrols on side streets after games would help too, they say.
"Maybe more of a closer watch, maybe farther down the streets on times like that. Because we just have security right outside the school," said Taylor Asgard, a senior.
School officials say they've asked Tampa PD to continue providing stepped-up security this week, which is a busy one at Plant: the LSAT is being administered, a pep rally is scheduled for Tuesday night and then Friday night is the school's homecoming and football game.
"So we'll have some increased security there, but we're trying to keep it as normal as possible," said Principal Robert Nelson.
On this past Friday night, after Plant's victory over Sickles High School, two female students say they were walking home along San Miguel Street where they were approached by a suspect.
Words were exchanged, and the girls ran, say investigators. A shot was fired, hitting one of the teenagers in her leg.
"They're in good spirits," said Nelson, "One is back [in class] and one will be."
Tampa police say they're still looking for a white male described as 20-30 years old, clean-shaven with a chubby face. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and ski-type mask on top of his head driving a dark 4-door sedan.
They were hoping to learn more from the victim after speaking with her today and perplexed, by a seemingly random act of violence in a neighborhood hardly known for its crime rate.
"We're not clear of a motive at this point. Through the investigation we hope to determine why this suspect chose these two girls," said Police Spokesperson Andrea Davis.
"You know I've been here 10 years and I've never seen anything happen like that," said Nelson.
But the sad lesson for students is a lost sense of security.
"You think most places are safe, but they're not," said Parker Adair, a friend of the victim.
Tampa police think someone may have seen something in that area - around 10:00 pm. If you have any information give them a call or you can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.