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Student suspected of bringing gun to Gardena High to be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, LAPD says

January 18, 2011 | 10:05 pm

A Gardena High School student suspected of bringing a gun to campus that discharged and wounded two students will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday night.

The 17-year-old was arrested about an hour after the incident.

The two wounded students, both 15, were taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where a girl who had been shot in the head underwent lengthy surgery. She was in critical condition with a skull fracture and brain trauma.

A boy who had been shot in the neck was listed as stable; his wound is not considered life-threatening.

Police said the two might have been struck by a single bullet.


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