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2 students shot inside LA school, student suspect arrested

Two students were shot inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect

world Updated: Feb 01, 2018 23:46 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
Associated Press, Los Angeles
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Police investigators are seen at the scene of a shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)

Two students were shot inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect, authorities said.

Gunfire erupted shortly before 9 a.m. at Salvador B. Castro Middle School just west of the city’s downtown, police said.

The conditions of the victims were not immediately known, said Sgt. Edward Bernal of the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department.

TV footage showed a girl with dark hair and wearing a sweatshirt being led out of the school in handcuffs.

Bernal says a gun was recovered.

“With the suspect in custody the situation is under control,” Bernal told KTLA-TV.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 23:45 IST