15-year-old in critical condition following shooting at LA school

The LAPD has confirmed that the suspect in the shooting is a 12-year-old girl

15-year-old in critical condition following shooting at LA school

Sal Castro Middle School. Image: KTLA-TV

Two students have been injured in a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school.

A 15-year-old boy has been taken to a local trauma centre in critical condition with a gun shot wound to the head.

Doctors have said he has a good medical prognosis.

A 15-year-old girl is in what is described as a fair condition with a gun shot wound to the wrist, according to the LAFD.

The LAPD has confirmed that the suspect in the shooting is a 12-year-old girl.

She is currently in custody and a weapon has been recovered.

Two other children and an adult ranging in age from 11 to 30-years-old are being treated for minor cuts and scrapes.

The Associated Press is reporting that the students were shot in their classroom.

The school is located to the west of downtown Los Angeles. Around 50 fired department personnel were assigned to the incident.

Earlier the school was put on lockdown with Police are advising residents to avoid the area.