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Bell High School student shot near campus [Updated]

January 19, 2011 |  3:58 pm

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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.

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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.