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Bell High School student shot near campus [Updated]

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A Bell High School student was shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon near a hamburger stand about half a block from campus, a Bell police captain said.

The shooting was reported about 3:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Florence Avenue, said Capt. Anthony Miranda of the Bell Police Department. It was the second significant shooting near a Los Angeles-area high school campus Wednesday.

Database: See homicides near location of shooting

The unidentified 16-year-old boy was taken to the trauma unit at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood after the shooting, said Los Angeles Fire Inspector Matthew Levesque. His condition was not immediately known.

[Updated at 4:07 p.m.: Miranda said the boy was shot in the side and stomach by a gunman who reached out of a black truck. He said the victim's vital signs were good. The attack occurred near Boulevard Burgers, a popular hangout for students after school. The motive remained unknown.]

Investigators were still trying to sort out the details, Miranda said.

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Map: Shows location of Bell High School in green and the shooting in red. Credit: Mapping L.A.

 
Comments () | Archives (11)

we're getting to the point where i might just take your gun "from your cold dead hands."
congratulations.
idiots.

"It was the second significant shooting...." Really. How many insignificant shootings were there? The L.A. Times is such a worthless tripe of a newspaper serving a largely ignorant racist trailer vermin community.

With all the undue publicity the Times and other news outlets have been giving these shootings, no wonder idiot copycats are coming out of the woodwork.

Well hopefully since this BS happens in threes, this will be the end.

Good job LAUSD! Your schools have made all the newspapers today, not because of academic achievements of course not. Because of school shootings!

Law abiding citizens of California sure are obeying those strict gun control laws. Blame it on Sarah Palin.

Right... so take away guns and everything will be better. Kids will just blow kisses to each other. Why can't we admit there is a real social problem here?

wow, lotta good the Brady campaign has done!!! last time I checked criminals don't follow the law. give yourselves a pat on the back. Keep up the good work scapegoating guns as the problem. and the flying dutchman can shut his worthless mouth!!! try and take my firearm jackass, I own it LEGALLY!!

So a police man gets shot all hell breaks loose (closing business, schools and city streets for miles) but a regular civilian get shot at (16 year old student) all they get is file a report. COME ON! Please give me a break...

I love my guns and they're not going anywhere. The problem isn't guns - its stupid people with guns

Hello. I would appreciate more information on this tragic incident on a teenage student.


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