UPDATE: 12-year-old girl arrested after a middle school shooting in Los Angeles
The suspect was arrested at 8:55 this morning
by Katie Way
The shooting took place inside a classroom at Salvador Castro Middle School, which shares a campus with Belmont High School.
BREAKING: Police: 2 students shot inside Los Angeles middle school classroom, female student suspect in custody.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 1, 2018
Both of the students who were shot have been hospitalized. One of the students, a 15-year-old boy, was transported to a trauma center in critical condition while the other victim, a 15-year-old girl, is in fair condition according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Two 15-year-old students were shot in a classroom at Salvador Castro Middle School in L.A. this morning, authorities said. One is in critical condition. https://t.co/oIe5jncJqM pic.twitter.com/dcMi4pINeb
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 1, 2018
Three other people, including a 12-year old, an 11-year-old, and 30-year-old woman who suffered "minor injuries," were hurt by debris from the shooting.
Women commit only 2 percent of mass shootings, according to analysis by TIME — but it is not yet clear if this incident falls into that category.
This shooting marks the 12th school shooting of 2018 so far.