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Calif. School Shooting Update: One student wounded, hospitalized after gunfire at Taft Union High, suspect in custody, officials say

Taft Union High School is seen Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, following a shooting in Taft, Calif. KBAK

Taft Union High School following a shooting there on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Taft., Calif.
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(CBS/AP) TAFT, Calif. - A student was wounded in a shooting at a San Joaquin Valley high school Thursday and a suspect was taken into custody, officials said.

The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School, about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

The wounded student was flown to a hospital in Bakersfield, said Ray Pruitt, spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff's Department. There was no immediate word on the victim's condition.

"We have a suspect in custody," Pruitt said, adding that the person was believed to be a student.

According to CBS affiliate KBAK, county fire Capt. Eric Coughren said a second victim suffered only minor injuries and refused treatment.

Pruitt said it's believed a shotgun was used in the attack.

The station reported the shooting happened on the second floor of the school's science building.

KERO-TV Bakersfield reported that the station received phone calls from people inside the school who hid in closets.

It was not immediately clear how many students are enrolled at the high school, which teaches 9th through 12th grades.

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