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Gang conflict led to shooting outside high school, police say

February 25, 2012 | 11:11 am

An ongoing gang conflict between two students escalated into a shooting outside Los Angeles High School that left two people wounded, authorities said Saturday.

Kevin Salazar, 18, of Los Angeles and two juvenile suspects, including a student at the school, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, said Officer Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The other two suspects were not identified because of their age. 

The shooting occurred outside the school’s campus about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Eisenman said. The clash started on campus and escalated outside the school’s grounds near Olympic and Rimpau boulevards, she said.

One of  the victims was shot in the leg and treated at a hospital before being released, authorities said. The other victim remains in the hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back.

The incident led to a lockdown of the school and the closure of surrounding streets.


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