A female student started firing inside a middle school classroom in Los Angeles on Thursday, leaving two other students injured, including one in critical condition, police have said.
Three other people, one of which is a 30-year-old woman, has suffered injuries but were not shot.
#LAPD Five people injured, 3 injuries are not caused by the shooting. 2 are shooting victims. There is 1- 15yr old boy in critical condition, and 1- 15yr girl in stable condition. Weapon is in custody.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 1, 2018
Gunfire started just before 9 a.m. inside a classroom at Salvador Castro Middle School, which is on the same California campus as Belmont High School, LAPD Sgt. Edward Bernal told reporters. The school campus is in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Two 15-year-old students — a male and a female — suffered gunshot wounds. The teenage boy was said to be in critical condition. Another girl was taken to the hospital in fair condition, Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The female student who opened fire was taken into custody. She was not immediately identified by name or age.
Police said the situation was under control, but the school was on lockdown as a search was being conducted. A weapon was recovered at the scene.
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