Two students were shot in a classroom in Salvador Castro Middle School in Westlake on Thursday morning and one is in critical condition, authorities said. Police received a report of shots fired about 8:55 a.m.at the school in the 1500 block of West 2nd Street, according to LAPD Officer Drake Madison. The victims are a 15-year-old male, who is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, and a 15-year-old female, who was shot in the wrist and is listed in fair condition.
Three other individuals also suffered minor injuries, according to Capt. Erik Scott with the Los Angeles Fire Department — a 30-year-old woman, an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. Scott described their injuries as minor abrasions, some from glass. “We did notify the mayor’s crisis response team to provide comfort to the family members affected,” Scott said. A girl believed to be the shooter was detained, said LAPD Officer Meghan Aguilar. A firearm has been recovered, she said. READ MORE