12-Year-Old Female Suspect in Custody in Los Angeles School Shooting; 2 Students Injured

Los Angeles Policecordon off the Belmont High School in Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect, authorities said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

Two students in Los Angeles’s Sal Castro Middle School were shot and injured shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday morning, and police have a 12-year-old female suspect in custody.

CNN reports that both of the wounded students, a boy and a girl, were 15 years old. The boy, who is in critical condition, was shot in the head, and the girl was shot in the wrist.

CBS News reports the shooter was allegedly a 12-year-old girl:

BBC reports that the Los Angeles Police Department does not believe there is any continuing threat. Authorities also report that an “11-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman reportedly sustained minor injuries, with abrasions to the head and face but were not shot.”

California has universal background checks, firearm registration requirements, firearm confiscation laws, Gun Violence Restraining Orders, a ten-day waiting period for firearm purchases, a “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a law requiring would-be gun owners to acquire a firearm safety certificate from the state before being allowed to purchase a gun, and numerous ammunition controls.

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