The LAPD has confirmed that the suspect in the shooting is a 12-year-old girl
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.
#LAPD Shooting suspect at Salvador Castro Middle School is twelve years old.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 1, 2018
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.
#LAPD 15yr old boy was shot in the head, he is in stable but critical condition. 15yr girl shot in the wrist, she is in fair condition.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 1, 2018
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.
.@LAPD_ARCOS gives a brief update on an earlier school shooting that took place on the campus of Sal Castro Middle School co-located on Belmont High School @LASchools @LAFDtalk @LASPD pic.twitter.com/2m4QQq8IYV— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 1, 2018