Los Angeles school police wounded by gunshot

08:53, January 20, 2011      

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A school police officer on Wednesday was shot and wounded on the campus of El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, local media reported.

The officer, a school police with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), was shot in the chest while sitting in his car, television channel KTLA 5 reported.

The officer was wearing a protective vest, LAUSD Spokesman Robert Alzniz was reported as saying.

He was conscious and talking upon arriving at the hospital and was hospitalized in fair condition.

The shooting occurred about 11:40 a.m. local time (1940 GMT) at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Manton Avenue, just northeast of El Camino Real High School and Hale Middle School.

The two schools were locked down, although there was no information that any students were involved.

Officers have detained a man at the shooting scene for questioning.

A suspect, who was described as a white male armed with a semi- automatic handgun, remains at large.

Source: Xinhua


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