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Lynwood student hit by stray bullet

February 11, 2009 |  6:41 pm

A Lynwood High School student was injured Wednesday when he was struck by a stray round fired by an alleged gang member at a rival group near the school, sheriff's officials said.

One of the people believed to have been involved in the shooting was apprehended and other arrests are expected, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Jim J. Hellmold.

The shooting occurred when a suspected local gang member pulled out a gun about 3:30 p.m. and fired toward a group of rivals gathered near Lynwood High School, Hellmold said.

"He was not the intended target," Hellmold said of the victim.

Although the victim is a student, Hellmold said, the shooting is not school-related.

--Richard Winton

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