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Los Angeles middle school shooting: 2 students shot, 1 female arrested

Five injured in Los Angeles middle school shooting
WATCH: Police say one adult and four students were wounded after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school. The suspect has been arrested.

Two students have been shot and another female student is in custody after a shooting in a classroom at a Los Angeles middle school on Thursday morning.

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The victims were a 15-year-old boy and girl, who were both rushed to the hospital, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Los Angeles Fire department's Erik Scott, far right, police officers and school officials gather outside the Belmont High School in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Fire department's Erik Scott, far right, police officers and school officials gather outside the Belmont High School in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
Los Angeles Police cordor off the Belmont High School in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police cordor off the Belmont High School in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

The boy was shot in the head and is in critical but stable condition, fire department spokesman, Erik Scott said. The girl was struck in the wrist by a bullet and is in fair condition, he added.

Three other people, ranging from age 11 to 30, also suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

Police have arrested a female student in connection with the shooting. A weapon has also been recovered.

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The shooting was reported around 9 a.m. at Sal Castro Middle School, which is west of downtown Los Angeles.