Two shot at Los Angeles school, suspect arrested: police

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Posted: Feb 01, 2018 1:25 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two students were shot and a person was arrested after a Thursday morning shooting at a middle school near downtown Los Angeles, police and local media said.

Los Angeles police spokeswoman Wendy Reyes confirmed that one person was taken into custody, but could not immediately provide details on the suspect. The Los Angeles Times reported that news video showed a young female being led to a police car.

Police said they responded to a call at 8:55 a.m. PST (1655 GMT) Thursday of shots being fired at the shared campus of Sal Castro Middle School and Belmont High School west of downtown.

It appears the two people who were injured were students and that the shooting happened at the middle school, Reyes said.

Television station KTLA in Los Angeles reported that one of the students was shot in the head, which police said they could not confirm.

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The middle school was under lockdown, KTLA reported.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles, Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale and Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Editing by Andrew Hay)