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LAUSD police officer shot near El Camino Real High School [Updated]

January 19, 2011 | 12:02 pm


Police were responding to a report that a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer was wounded at a shooting near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.

The shooting occurred around 11:45 a.m. on the campus at Valley Circle and Burbank boulevards.

Live video footage from KTLA News showed dozens of police officers searching the area around the school and an ambulance apparently carrying the officer leaving the scene.

No more information was immediately available.

[Updated at 12:05 p.m.: The officer was being transported to Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Los Angeles Police Department sources said the police were looking for a white man in his 40s wearing blue jeans and a bomber jacket who fled the scene through the alley. He was last seen running east on Burbank Boulevard.

The high school is on lockdown. 

[Updated at 12:15 p.m.: Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Jaime Moore told KCAL-TV Channel 9 the officer is fair condition. He was being treated at the Northridge hospital.

An LAUSD spokesman told KTLA News that the officer was well enough to call for help after the shooting. He said the shooting occurred just outside campus and not on the grounds of the high school.]


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Photo: Emergency workers tend to an LAUSD officer who was shot near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. Credit: KTLA/TV