02/24/2012 07:56 pm ET Updated Feb 24, 2012

Los Angeles High School Shooting: 2 Shot, 1 Suspect Sought (VIDEO, UPDATE)

Two people have been shot near Los Angeles High School on Rimpau and Olympic Boulevards, reports KPCC.

There are conflicting reports about the ages of the victims. KPCC and ABC Los Angeles say that a 17-year-old student and a 20-year-old man have been shot, while CBS Los Angeles lists 17- and 15-year-old victims.


The Los Angeles Police Department was not able to confirm the victim's names or ages to the Huffington Post, but did acknowledge that the high school was put on lockdown while police searched for two suspects.

The suspects are described by ABC Los Angeles:

a Hispanic male with short spiky black hair, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans; and a Hispanic male with a shaved head, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

The shootings were first reported on Twitter by Fox Sports West reporter Patrick O'Neal, who tweeted at 3:43 p.m., "Something very intense happening at Los Angeles High School on Olympic. Cops everywhere. Helicopters. #Traffic"

Actor Patton Oswalt also tweeted about the commotion before other news outlets, saying, "I'm writing in a house near Olympic & Muirfield. Heard 5 gunshots & a scream, and now police & helicopters everywhere. Anyone?"

Twenty minutes later, he tweeted, "Yikes! High school shooting. All up to date now, and also kinda sick and sad. Please don't kill each other, Twitter."

UPDATE: The police are searching for just one suspect, not two, clarified LAPD spokesperson Lt. Andy Neiman. The original police report was mistaken, said Neiman, and the suspect is still outstanding.

While Neiman wasn't able to confirm the victims' names, ages or relationship to the school, he did say that their shooting injuries were not life-threatening. One was shot in the leg and the other in the lower back while they were walking on the sidewalk, and they were transported to local hospitals.

The police believe that the incident may be gang-related.

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