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Two students hurt in Carlsbad school shooting [Updated]

October 8, 2010 |  1:39 pm

Police: School placed on lockdown after shots fired

Two students have received minor injuries in a school shooting in Carlsbad, officials said Friday.

A gunman, possibly a teenager, fired between three and five shots shortly after noon at or near the Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad. One suspect is in custody and police are searching for a possible second suspect.

No details about the shooting have yet been released. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department bomb squad has been called to the scene, officials said.

[Updated at 2:25 p.m.: Shortly before noon, the suspect rolled up to the school in his car, said Lt. Kelly Cain of the Carlsbad Police Department. Armed with a handgun, Cain said, the suspect stepped onto the sidewalk next to the school playground and started firing wildly.

Construction workers nearby witnessed the incident and tackled the gunman, Cain said. 

Construction worker Carlos Partida told 10News in San Diego that after the gunman opened fire at the playground, he got into his truck and was able to knock the gunman down with the vehicle before the man was tackled by other workers.]

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Fox 5 San Diego