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Volunteer was 1 of 2 shooting victims at Riverside County school

September 28, 2011 |  1:43 pm

Patriot High 
An adult female volunteer at Patriot High School in Riverside County is one of two people found shot in the school's parking lot Wednesday morning, leading to a full campus lockdown, Riverside County sheriff’s officials said.

One of the shooting victims -- a man -- has died, said Cpl. Courtney Donowho, Riverside County sheriff’s spokeswoman.

Neither of the victims has been identified.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to a hospital. Her condition was not immediately known, a sheriff's official told KTLA 5 news.

No students were injured in the incident that happened shortly before 11 a.m. at the school in Jurupa Valley, just northwest of the city of Riverside.

A sheriff’s officer was on campus at the time of the shooting, which occurred about the time students were released for lunch, Donowho said.

Donowho said investigators don't know the pair’s relationship, or what transpired in the parking lot before the shooting. Several news agencies reported that the incident appeared to be a murder-suicide.

“We have no students injured,” said Donowho. “We are telling parents they will be able to go to the corner of Camino Real and Jurupa Road” to pick up their children, who will be released as the lockdown is lifted later Wednesday.


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Photo: A double shooting was reported at Patriot High school. Credit: KTLA News