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2 shot at Gardena High School; gunman still at large [Updated]

[Updated at 1:13 p.m. Headline updated to "2 shot at Gardena High School; gunman still at large." Initial reports had said that three students had been shot.]

[Updated at 11:55 p.m. A student dressed in black who allegedly shot three fellow pupils at Gardena High School surrendered to police in a dramatic end to a standoff.

TV footage showed students running out of a classroom where the alleged gunman was hiding. Police then handcuffed the student and took him away.

The shooting occurred about 10:30 a.m. on the campus at 1301 W. 182nd St. The alleged gunman apparently pulled the gun out of his backpack. Officials said the gun went off, with one bullet hitting several students, a source told The Times. One students was hit in the head, another in the neck. Their conditions were unknown.]

Lt. Steve Prendergast said officers were on the scene investigating what happened. The school was placed on lockdown.

[Updated at 11:13 a.m.: TV footage showed police cars and fire engines lined up in front of the school and one victim being take out to a waiting ambulance.

Police helicopters were searching the area for the suspect, who fled from the high school on foot.

A source confirmed that the suspect and at least one of the victims were students.]


Photos: Gardena High School shooting

-- Andrew Blankstein and Sam Allen

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It's Tuesday.

Today? Any more information on who was shot. Today is Tuesday, not Wednesday.

Today is Tuesday,,not Wednesday morning,,,,

...and this is why we shouldn't have "gun-free" zones.

Its Tuesday! Seriously, edit.

This is because of the climate of hate fomented by Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and the other right-wing, extremist nazis.

isn't the commment 'gunman' a sexist and bigoted oberservation ?? thanks

Let's go media, get those Palin talking point going. Quickly....you're on the clock!

Another one of those Tea Party nuts gone wild.

It's Sarah Palin's fault.

Sarah Palin did it again!

I bet MSMBC can't believe their luck--two chances to blame shootings on Sarah Palin and talk radio in two weeks!

Must be conservative talk radio's fault of course.

Oh snap, Palin strikes again....

wow - i thought schools were "gun free zones". This should not have happened!

Clearly Sara Palins fault.

It's all Sarah Palin's fault.

And by the way, if Sarah Palin did not exist, John Wilkes Booth would never have shot Abraham Lincoln. Also, JFK would still be alive.

Bush or Palin did it.

...It as yet unclear whether the shooter was a Republican or read Sarah Palin's blog...

This must be a false story...guns are outlawed in schools and severely restricted in California. :-|

I bet this is a gun-free zone.

It's Sara Palins fault! I might as well start the maddness. Come on usefull idiots start blaming everyone except the illeagle shooter.

This is obviously a false report, as California schools are gun-free zones and that prevents problems like this.

92% for the school is either black or mexican. wonder what color the shooter was?

Damn you Sarah Palin!

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