School shooting in Los Angeles

GARDENA (CNS) – A student dressed in dark-colored clothing brought a gun to Gardena High School Tuesday and opened fire, injuring at least three people and prompting a massive police search of the campus.

The campus was placed on lockdown after the shooting, which occurred around 10:40 a.m. at the school at 1301 W. 182nd St.

Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast told CBS2 a teacher called 911 to report the shooting. He said the severity of the injuries was unknown. At least two victims could be seen being loaded into ambulances.

It was unclear if the victims were students.

The suspect, who was described by Prendergast as wearing black clothing, remained at large. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, Gardena police and Los Angeles Unified School District police were scouring the campus in search of the suspect, who may have been a 16-year-old student.

Gardena High School has at least 2,600 students.

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