LA school shooting an accident, cops say

  • LA school shooting an accident, cops say

LA school shooting an accident, cops say

Prosecutors have filed two felony charges against a 12-year-old girl who allegedly brought a loaded gun to a Los Angeles middle school Thursday and wounded two students when she fired it inside a classroom.

Police officials said the shooting suspect is about 12-year-old and the weapon of the shooter has been recovered by police.

The boy was taken to hospital and is said to be in a critical but stable condition. A 30-year-old woman suffered a minor injury in the chaos after the shooting, officials said. Three others had superficial face or head injuries, some from broken glass.

A semiautomatic handgun was recovered from the scene.

Said Dr Aaron Strumwasser, who treated the teens: "The trajectory of the bullet did not hit any vital structures that were an immediate threat to life".

Jocelyn Lopez said her sister texted that she was OK, but had "just heard something pop inside the classroom". She said she had been texting her daughter, but hadn't heard back. He told AP that the 12-year-old girl, his classmate, told him it was an accident, saying, "I didn't mean to".

Los Angeles police responded to the incident at about 4 a.m. near Western Avenue and 29th Street.

Hernandez left work and sped to the school campus.

A total of 14 shootings have occurred on school campuses across the United States in 2018 as of Thursday, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a non-profit organization committed to measuring USA gun violence with comprehensive and up-to-date data. "I just want my daughter".

Maria Serrano reluctantly dropped off her 12-year-old daughter at school.

"I'm anxious and I want her to be released already". "I didn't think something like this would happen here".

"We know this is a very traumatic incident for all the children, particularly those inside that classroom", said Steven K. Zipperman, chief of the school district's police force, at a news conference.

After the campus was declared safe Thursday, the school day continued, and students could talk to counselors about the shooting, said Vivian Ekchian, interim superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The shooting, which took place in an elective class with children of different ages, was the latest outbreak of gun violence at a United States school.

Guadalupe Segura placed her hand on her heart as she watched her 13-year-old daughter, Jazmine, walk into the Westlake middle school, along with dozens of other students.