A SCHOOL is on lockdown in Los Angeles after a student was taken to hospital from wounds sustained in a shooting in front of the building.
The 16-year-old boy was shot as he crossed the street at Ulysses S Grant High School in Van Nuys, the LAPD said.
According to police, the boy was slapped in the leg and taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he is in stable condition.
The incident happened just before 3.30pm, causing a lockdown at the school before going into a “modified layoff” after 4pm.
More than a dozen police cars were on the scene with at least one ambulance. Officers from both the LAPD and other LA School Police Department worked together.
“Detectives from both agencies are on the scene and the investigation is ongoing,” said LA School Police Chief Leslie Ramirez. “We are still gathering information on possible descriptions of suspects.”
Video on the scene showed the students leaving the school in large groups.
No arrests have been announced, police said, believing it was possibly gang-related.
The suspect fled after the incident, police said they were seen driving a green Honda Accord.
Authorities have cordoned off an area near the school as they investigate the incident.
Officials said it was the incident not considered an active-shooter situation.
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