Police cuffed a 12-year-old girl and named her a “person of interest” after two middle school classmates were gunned down in a shocking incident in California on Thursday morning.
The disturbing incident happened at Sal Castro Middle School in Westlake and left a 15-year-old boy in critical but stable condition after he suffered a gunshot to the head, while a girl, also 15, was hit in the wrist and is in fair condition, said Capt. Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
School Police Department Chief Steven Zipperman noted that another boy, 11, a girl, 12, and a woman, 30, also suffered unspecified injuries.
Over 50 firefighters and seven ambulances rushed to the school’s campus, which was placed under lockdown after the shooting, and a gun was found at the scene.
“The school has been declared safe at this point,” said Zipperman. “There is no more safety threat.”
"We do not know yet how our young person on this campus ended up having the ability to have access to a firearm and bring it onto a campus," he added.
Police are now trying to determine a motive for the incident.
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