Two 15-year-old students were shot Thursday morning at Sal Castro Middle School in Westlake, Los Angeles, and a female student is in custody as a suspect, authorities said.
One boy was shot in the head and is in basic condition, and a young lady was shot in the wrist, Los Angeles discharge Capt. Eric Scott said.
Three others – a lady and two youngsters – were being dealt with for minor cuts, including some from glass, Scott said.
“The school has been pronounced safe now. There is no more security danger,” city schools Police Chief Steven Zipperman said.
The shooting was accounted for to Los Angeles police at 8:55 a.m. (11:55 a.m. ET). Police found and appropriated a firearm at the scene, Los Angeles police Lt. Chris Ramirez said.
It wasn’t instantly evident what prompted the shooting. The thought process is under scrutiny, Ramirez said.
The school police said that the shots were fired in the classroom, but Ramirez later told reporters that he did not know where the shooting took place.
Aeronautical video from CNN offshoots indicated police seeming to seek students outside the building.
Sal Castro Middle School is close to the city’s Westlake area, approximately two or three miles northwest of downtown, and it imparts a grounds to Belmont High School.
Third school shooting in Recent week
This is at any rate the third US school shooting in recent week.
On January 23, a student is blamed for shooting 16 individuals – executing two – at western Kentucky Marshall County High School in Benton.
The day preceding, a 15-year-old student was harmed in a shooting in the Texas city of Italy. A suspect, a 16-year-old male, was “secured inside minutes,” city authorities said.