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LAPD searches for gunman who shot teens near L.A. High School

February 24, 2012 |  7:24 pm

Police were looking for at least one suspect after two teenage boys -- including a student at Los Angeles High School -- were shot and wounded outside the campus Friday afternoon.

One was shot in the leg and the other in the back. Both were transported to a local hospital. KTLA-TV Channel 5 News reported that one was a 17-year-old high school student.

Los Angeles Police Department officers were swarming the area looking for the gunman.

Authorities said it's unclear whether the teenagers or the suspects were students at the school, which is on Olympic Boulevard in the Mid-Wilshire district.

Streets were closed in the area due to the search, and traffic is jammed on Olympic.

The shooting was reported about 3:30 p.m.


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