UPDATE: L.A. School Shooting Was Accidental

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LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police official says the two students wounded in a shooting at a high school were hit by one bullet that was fired when a gun in a backpack apparently went off by accident.

Deputy Chief Patrick Gannon says a 15-year-old Gardena High student was shot in the head Tuesday and is hospitalized in critical condition.

The other victim is a 15-year-old who was hit in the neck. Gannon describes it as a “through-and-through” wound.

Gannon says the student who brought the gun said he was sorry after it went off, and a teacher in the classroom said it appeared to be an accident.

The student with the gun ran to another room and police took him into custody.
(ORIGINAL STORY)

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman says two students were wounded in an accidental shooting at a high school.

The account differs from information from local police who say three people were wounded Tuesday morning at Gardena High.

KTLA-TV has shown one youth in police custody.

District spokesman Robert Alaniz tells KCBS-TV that a student brought a gun to school in a backpack and it went off when he dropped it.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jamie Moore tells The Associated Press that two victims have been transported, one in serious condition and one in critical condition.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman says two students were wounded in an accidental shooting at a high school.

The account differs from information from local police who say three people were wounded Tuesday morning at Gardena High and the shooter is at large.

District spokesman Robert Alaniz tells KCBS-TV that a student brought a gun to school in a backpack and it went off when he dropped it.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jamie Moore tells The Associated Press that two victims have been transported, one in serious condition and one in critical condition.

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