Gardena High School shooting
School on lockdown
GARDENA, Calif.—A student dressed in dark-colored clothing brought a gun to Gardena High School today and opened fire, injuring at least three people and prompting a massive police search of the campus.
The campus was placed on lockdown after the shooting, which occurred around 10:40 a.m. at the school at 1301 W. 182nd St.
Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast told CBS2 a teacher called 911 to report the shooting. He said the severity of the injuries was unknown. At least two victims could be seen being loaded into ambulances.
It was unclear if the victims were students.
The suspect, who was described by Prendergast as wearing black clothing, remained at large.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, Gardena police and Los Angeles Unified School District police were scouring the campus in search of the suspect, who may have been a 16-year-old student.
Gardena High School has at least 2,600 students.
GARDENA, Calif.—Two more teens from Gardena High School were arrested for allegedly helping a classmate who brought a gun to school that discharged and injured two students, including one who was shot in the head, police said.
An official with Los Angeles School Police confirmed that two more arrests were made in the aftermath of the shooting, but they would not provide details.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Undercover officers from the Los Angeles Police Department and state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will be out in force this weekend for the 13th annual "Safe and Sober Graduation Operation,'' designed to combat underage alcohol use.
"Between June 1 and June 30, an estimated 27,000 students will graduate from Los Angeles Unified School District high schools,'' said LAPD Sgt. Lifernando Garcia.
SAN PEDRO, Calif.—A bullet fired near San Pedro High School ricocheted off a wall and lodged in the leg of a 15-year-old girl today.
Police reportedly picked up a suspect in the shooting at 1001 W. 15th St. shortly after it occurred about 2:45 p.m.
The roughly 3,400 students at the school—the campus includes a middle school and high school—were held in classrooms until about 4 p.m.
Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Susan Cox said the shot was believed to have been fired from off campus.
LONG BEACH, Calif.—A 17-year-old Gardena High School student who brought a gun to campus that discharged while in his backpack, injuring two students, was sentenced today to nine months in a juvenile camp.
Long Beach Juvenile Court Judge Deborah Andrews imposed the term after the teen admitted one felony count each of possessing a firearm in a school zone and discharging a firearm in a school zone, according to Jane Robison of the District Attorney's Office.
Two young men were shot (one’s hand was grazed, the other was hit in the chest) on 52nd Street and 11th Avenue near Crenshaw High School Wednesday causing the campus to lock down as a part of their “safe school plan.” The victim who was hit in the chest is reportedly at the hospital in critical condition while the other was released Wednesday afternoon.
In compliance with the plan all 2,600 students were held in their classrooms until it was determined that it was safe for them to exit.