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Gunman sought in shooting near high school in Whittier

Police searched Monday for a gunman who shot a male victim across the street from a Whittier high school.

Frontier High, a continuation school, was placed on lockdown while the search continued after the noon shooting at the corner of Painter Avenue and Mulberry Drive, said Sgt. Greg Arnold of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk station.

The shooting took place diagonally across from the campus, Arnold said.

A victim was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Initial radio calls said the victim was shot in the head, Arnold said. His condition was unknown.

Arnold said a group of suspects ran from the scene, and police were interviewing witnesses to identify the shooter.

“Everybody ran in every direction,” he said.

An adult school, an independent study school and district offices on the campus also were locked down. The victim was not a student at the school, said a spokeswoman for the Whittier Union High School District.


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