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Boy shot while walking to Los Angeles High School

A 15-year-old boy was shot Friday about two blocks away from Los Angeles High School, briefly prompting a campus lockdown, authorities said.

The ninth-grader, who suffered a penetrating wound in the buttocks, was in stable condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Sgt. Alfredo Reyes of the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire division.

The boy, who was walking to school when he was shot, told investigators the shooter was another teenager he knew who shot him after a verbal argument, according to Reyes. There were no other witnesses to the incident, police said, and it was not immediately clear how the two knew each other.

Police are in the process of locating the alleged shooter and expect to have him in custody Friday, Reyes said. The suspect, about 17 years old, was in a car with two other males, Reyes said.

The high school was placed on lockdown for about an hour in the morning as a precaution because of the proximity of the shooting to campus, police said.

"Whenever we have something like that, we want to be careful," Reyes said. "A school should be a safe place."

It was not immediately clear if the shooting was gang-related, he said.

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Comments () | Archives (12)

But let's not issue citations to kids going to school late nor enforce truancy laws....

After all; if your child get's shot it's much more motivating and costs less money to ensure that in the future, he's in school on time...

So sad. More parental/community involvement is necessary to help these kids rid themselves of this fantasy gang culture. This idea that somehow they are achieving something with their evil deeds. That their evil deeds grant them "respect" or self-worth.

No such thing exist. They need intervention - guidance - helping them understand this reality - there is no such thing as "respect," and they gain nothing from engaging in such conduct. The only thing they inherit is a cyclical life of sorrow and pain from this lifestyle.

The worst offenders are those adults, aging fools who continue to perpetuate this fantasy life style. The fools who haven't been awaken from their false reality.

No gun control=soaring homicides. But of course, this is an argument most Americans don't get, even if they or their family are victims of gun violence. The cultural affinity for guns makes the U.S. an unsafe place for both the poor, the young and old, and the rich. Who is left? Add in the drug trade, racial tension and a broken immigration system, well, you figure it out.
-A visitor here who is definitely not coming back

"No gun control=soaring homicides" - Jon Drake

Really? I thought "No respect for other life or Gang-bangers = soaring homicides." When I was young, I used to think like you, just get rid of all guns in the world and we can live in peace. But now that I am older, I see that we can't get rid of all the guns in the world and we have to deal with the fact that there are some people who will not obey the gun laws.

Currently, we do have gun control in Los Angeles. No citizen can carry a concealed weapon because the police will not issue a license to carry a concealed weapon. I'd call that gun control. But the gang bangers don't really care about that, do they? They will not only carry, but shoot anyone who they don't like. Jon, when you get older, you too will see that it's not the gun, but the person who is pulling the trigger that is evil.

And our Mayor wants to get reelected. Our kids can't play in front of our homes for fear gangs will shoot them or worse yet try to recruit them. Instead of Sacramento and our Mayor and Govenor stop their spending and protect our neighborhoods they want to support the unions, illegals and spend our tax dollars away. Violence will never stop unless we speak up and change the leadership. Let's not settle for less and kick out these liberals. Is this the change you voted for? When will you wake up? Throw these bums out.

Your missing the whole point by drake. If you take the guns away, homicides and crimes cannot be as easily carried out. You have to remember that it's not gangbangers just receiving guns at their house as if it was mail for their use, but its the very same licensed gun salesman (that are predominantly White) and shop owners that are the real key figures in perpetuating this issue of cultural genocide for the sake of their greed for the "almighty" dollar. Gun laws are the main ingredient for these Gun salesmen and shops to keep this cycle of violence never ending. So hypothetically if there was no more violent crime (meaning crime related to gun homicides), whats the basis for having a gun then? What could you possibly need a gun for if your sole reason is for having a gun to fight against them because they have guns? Therefore, we need to have gun control laws the prohibit guns period, so all sides are equal with a equal playing field.

From the AP Government class at Los Angeles High School: the question is whether this school has become "ghetto" or not. Some think it is, others not. Most kids feel safe here but say there are the "usual" teenage problems. However, are cops with guns necessary on campus? Tasers, maybe.

You people turn a shooting into personal argument of how insecure and worthless you are to society.. please save us the ballet show we know you are insignificant and a self loathing pack of rotten bananas.

Gun control? How about MP3 control? Once music companies discovered they could profit by disseminating so called "songs" glorifying gang culture via detailed descriptions of murder, assault, misogyny among other depraved pursuits--today's youth receives a never ending audio onslaught. We used to annoy our parents and teachers by celebrating sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. These guys have added crime and incarceration to the equation. Kids getting shot while walking to school is one result.

I was at La High When this happened and there were still a few students in the campus wondering around. it was controlled ok though but they gave us little information about what happened

Gun control? How about MP3 control? The record companies disseminate so-called songs glorifying street-gang life--particularly murder, assault, misogyny and dealing drugs. Thirty years ago we wanted to get high and stop the war; today's youth wants to get high and kill somebody. Some of the blame goes to the pop culture they are fed.

@Lee.....the mayor is not trying to get reelected. This is his last term. At least as mayor....did you mean elected to another office? In any case, stop pointing fingers and be part of the solution. What have you done to better your community?


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