Authorities are responding to a report of “shots fired” at Belmont High School in the Westlake area. Police say one person in custody and there are two victims in shooting at Belmont High School. Both victims are 15-years-old.
The school is currently on lockdown and there is no immediate word on the extent of injuries.
According to KTLA, the Los Angeles Police Department received a call of shots fired around 8:55 a.m. local time.
Sgt. Edward Bernal of the Los Angeles School Police Department said two students may have been shot in a classroom, and that the victims are being treated by paramedics. He did not have the conditions of either victim.
A person believed to be a suspect is in custody, according to Madison. LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar said the individual was found to have a weapon.
Two officers were seen escorting an apparently handcuffed female, but it was unclear if she was considered a suspect in the incident.
Belmont Senior High School is a public high school located at 1575 West 2nd Street in the Westlake community of Los Angeles, California. The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Belmont opened its doors on September 11, 1923, to about 500 students.