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One Juvenile Shot Near Schools In Watts

WATTS (CBSLA) — On Wednesday afternoon, police responded to the area near three schools in Watts after receiving reports of shots fired.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, authorities received reports of shots fired and one juvenile wounded at around 3:30 p.m. Officers arrived at 103rd Street and Compton Avenue, about half a mile from the middle school and across the street from Thomas Riley High School and Compton Avenue Elementary School. They found one 13-year-old boy shot outside the Watts Health Center.

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Police near Markham Middle School after a reported shooting. (credit: CBSLA)

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, crews transported the teenager to a local hospital. As of 9:30 p.m., the boy was in stable condition.

LAPD currently has no suspects in custody.

LAPD and Los Angeles School Police Department have responded to the scene and set off a perimeter.


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