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A shooting that injured two people at a high school in Gardena, California, on Tuesday was accidental, Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Rober Alaniz said.
The two injured have been transported to a hospital, Alaniz said. He told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS that a student brought the gun to school in a backpack, and when the student dropped the backpack, the gun discharged and wounded two students.
Earlier, Gardena police said three people were shot at the school. Police said a suspect is in their custody.
Originally posted by thethingreallyThis kid is a moron for bringing a gun to school. He's going to be spending 30, 40, or more years in the slammer. NOT WORTH IT. He wont be getting any ass for a loooooooooooong time. Worst thing about the pen.edit on 18-1-2011 by thethingreally because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Intelearthling
I don't find this surprising. It's LA for crying out loud. This sort of behavior is commonplace there. I don't know why this is even national news unless it's being pushed to rile up the anti-gun crowd.
The mentioning of "black" male is meant to rile up racial sentiments also.
Originally posted by greeneyedleoNo. It was not. When it first happened, he has not been apprehended. The description of the "shooter" was absolutely needed. He was black. Part of his description, as was "male" and "14-15"
Originally posted by knylon90
Stories like this make it a lot harder to argue for gun advocacy. Damn kids.
LOS ANGELES – A gun in a 10th-grader's backpack discharged Tuesday when he dropped the bag, wounding two students at a high school, including one who remained in critical condition, police said.
A 15-year-old girl with a head wound underwent hours of surgery at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said Dr. Gail V. Anderson Jr. A 15-year-old boy was in serious condition with neck and shoulder wounds.
Both teens were hit with the same bullet, Los Angeles deputy police chief Patrick Gannon said.
The student who brought the gun apologized before running to another classroom, Gannon said.
"He said I'm sorry when the gun went off. It made it appear to the teacher that it was an accident," Gannon said.
However, Los Angeles police Lt. John Pasquariello said later it was a crime to bring a gun to campus. The unidentified student was arrested and charges were pending, he said.
"We don't know exactly what happened," Pasquariello said. "Traditionally, guns don't go off without someone's finger on the trigger."
Originally posted by thethingreally
reply to post by Annee
Getready knows alot more then you do anne about firearms and the way kids deal with them. *the kid was trying to protect himself from a gang* That is just a assumption. He probably brought it just to be *cool*.
Originally posted by aching_knuckles
Its funny that this isnt front page news.
Do it in Paducah Kentucky or Columbine Colorado, and its huge news.
Do it in LA, who cares? Cant even find it on CNNs page.
I cant help but wonder if white kid victims are more compelling than black kid victims. Guess its that liberal media at work.