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Calif. School Shooting: At Least Two Students Injured at Gardena High School, Reports Say

Police take a student into custody after he allegedly shot three people at Gardena High School Tuesday. CBS

Calif. School Shooting: Accidental Shooting Leaves Two Injured at Gardena High School
Police take a student into custody after shooting at Gardena High School in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 18 (CBS)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman says police have a student in custody who allegedly injured two students in an apparent accidental shooting at Gardena High School.

The account differs from information from local police who say three people were wounded Tuesday morning at the high school that has now been put on lockdown.

District spokesman Robert Alaniz tells KCBS-TV that a student brought a gun to school in a backpack and the weapon went off when he dropped it, striking some of the students.

The student involved in the shooting reportedly ran away, but authorities have reportedly since taken the student into custody.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jamie Moore tells the Associated Press that the two victims have been transported to local hospitals - one in serious condition and the other in critical condition.

It is unclear how the student obtained the gun.


  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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