Two 15-year-olds Shot in California Middle School, Students ages 11, 12 injured

Los Angeles California Middle School Shooting

KTLA reports that two students were shot, and at least three others were wounded, during a shooting in a classroom at Sal Castro Middle School in the Westlake district in California on Thursday morning. A juvenile girl described as a “person of interest” is in custody.

Los Angeles Police Department received a call of shots fired at a California middle school at 8:55 a.m. The department confirmed the original call was made at the school, which is located on the campus of Belmont High School near downtown L.A.

Two students were shot — a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl — both were transported to a local hospital.

The boy was shot in the head and is listed in critical but stable condition. The female victim suffered a gunshot wound to the wrist and is in fair condition.

Three other persons were also injured as the result of the incident, according to Los Angeles School Police Department Chief Steven Zipperman.

In addition to the two 15-year-olds, the others injured were 11, 12 and 30-years-old.

50 firefighters and seven ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

Initially following the incident, officials reported that the suspect was in custody, but later titled the student in custody as a “person of interest.” She is described as a girl; authorities have not released her name, but believe she is approximately 12 years old.

LAPD says they do not believe there are any additional suspects in the case, nor do they have a motive.


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