Los Angeles high school put on lockdown after two people found shot outside

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Los Angeles high school is put on lockdown after one person is shot outside and another is found wounded at a nearby kindergarten

  • The Los Angeles School Police Department responded to reports of shots fired along the perimeter of Santee High School in downtown Los Angeles 
  • A second gun shot victim was found outside the Maple Primary Center – a school for students in kindergarten and first grade
  • The suspect had been described by the LASPD as a Hispanic male wearing dark blue clothes with green shoes 
  • The two gunshot victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment, though their conditions remain unknown 


A Los Angeles high school was placed on a lockdown order on Thursday afternoon after one person was found shot outside and another was found outside a nearby kindergarten, cops said.

An officer with the Los Angeles School Police Department was on patrol outside of Santee High School in downtown Los Angeles for the school’s early dismissal when they were notified that a shooting had just happened around 2 p.m. local time.

The officer ran to the scene in front of the school, near the football field, where they found a male student who had been shot in the leg and applied a tourniquet, the department said in a statement posted to Instagram.

The student was taken to a local hospital in stable condition by paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department.  

About half an hour later, the LASPD responded to reports of a second gun shot victim found outside the Maple Primary Center – a school for students in kindergarten and first grade – about a mile away, the agency tweeted.

The second gunshot victim was also transported to local hospital for treatment, though their condition remains unknown.  

Students outside of Santee High School where a shooting occurred on Thursday

Students outside of Santee High School where a shooting occurred on Thursday

Santee High School in downtown Los Angeles was placed on a lockdown on Thursday

Santee High School in downtown Los Angeles was placed on a lockdown on Thursday

The officer ran to the scene in front of the school, near the football field, where they found a male student who had been shot in the leg and applied a tourniquet, the department said in a statement posted to Instagram

The officer ran to the scene in front of the school, near the football field, where they found a male student who had been shot in the leg and applied a tourniquet, the department said in a statement posted to Instagram

The LASPD, a separate entity from the LAPD, maintains a police force of 211 sworn officers and 25 non-sworn school safety officers, as well as 32 civilian support staff

The LASPD, a separate entity from the LAPD, maintains a police force of 211 sworn officers and 25 non-sworn school safety officers, as well as 32 civilian support staff

The LASPD said it remained unknown if the two shootings were connected. 

A suspect, who has not been arrested, has been described by the LASPD as a Hispanic man with tattoos on his right arm – wearing dark blue clothes with green shoes and driving a black sedan.

The LASPD had previously said that the suspect was riding on a light blue bike.

The lockdown for the Santee Education Complex has since been lifted, police said.

Officers with the LASPD are seen setting up a perimeter outside of the school as it went on lockdown

Officers with the LASPD are seen setting up a perimeter outside of the school as it went on lockdown

A gunshot victim had been found along the perimeter of the high school on Thursday

 A gunshot victim had been found along the perimeter of the high school on Thursday

A second gunshot victim was found outside a nearby school for children in kindergarten and first grade

A second gunshot victim was found outside a nearby school for children in kindergarten and first grade

The LASPD noted that officers with the Los Angeles Police Department, as well as the Los Angeles Fire Department, also responded to the shootings

The LASPD noted that officers with the Los Angeles Police Department, as well as the Los Angeles Fire Department, also responded to the shootings

The LASPD noted that officers with the Los Angeles Police Department, as well as the Los Angeles Fire Department, also responded to the shootings.

DailyMail.com has reached out to the LASPD and the LAPD for more information and additional comment.  

The LASPD, a separate entity from the LAPD, maintains a police force of 211 sworn officers and 25 non-sworn school safety officers, as well as 32 civilian support staff. 

It is the fifth largest police department in Los Angeles County, and the 14th largest in California, according to its website. 



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