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Teacher shot at South L.A. elementary school

June 28, 2011 |  5:01 pm

Los Angeles police said Tuesday they are investigating an incident at a South Los Angeles elementary school in which a teacher who had just finished a training session with other educators was shot by errant gunfire that came from off campus.

The shooting was reported around 3 p.m. Monday at Knox Elementary School in the 8900 block of Main Street, just after the training session had ended, LAPD officials said. School is out for the summer so no students were on campus at the time.

The teacher was walking toward the parking lot when she was shot in the upper shoulder. The woman, who was not immediately identified, was taken to California Hospital and treated for a through-and-through bullet wound, authorities said. She is expected to recover.

Los Angeles police detectives believe the shot was fired after two people got into a dispute on a nearby street. The case is being investigated by gang detectives with the LAPD's Southeast Area Station.


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