Two students are shot and injured by female shooter at Salvador B. Castro Middle School, west of Los Angeles
Gunfire erupted inside classroom shortly before 9 am Thursday
Shooter left 15-year-old male in critical condition, and a 15-year-old female, who reported in fair condition
Adult female, 30, female sustained minor injuries
12-year-old female suspect detained, firearm has been recovered
The 15-year-old female suspect is led out in handcuffs by LAPD
Two students have been shot inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect, authorities said.
The victims were described as a 15-year-old male, who is in critical condition, and a 15-year-old female, who was reported in fair condition.
An additional patient includes a 30-year-old female with minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. That injury did not involve a gunshot wound.
A young woman was detained and is believed to be the suspect, said LAPD Officer Meghan Aguilar. A firearm has been recovered, she said. Then suspect sources said was a 12-year-old.
The campus remained on lockdown as of 10 a.m. as officers cleared a second-story classroom at the middle school. Students were led from the classroom in handcuffs, patted down and then released.
Injured student is transported to hospital
LAPD took the shooter into custody at the scene
Police prep the suspect for transportation out of the crime scene
Authorities said that the lockdown and pat down of students was a precaution and that they did not believe there was another shooter.
The location initially was reported as Belmont High School. The middle school is on the same campus.
News video from a helicopter showed LAPD officers escorting a young female in handcuffs to a squad car.
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.