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Los Angeles school shooting: Gun discharged single round from inside backpack, police say

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The gun used in the Sal Castro Middle School shooting appears to have discharged one round from inside a backpack, police tell ABC News. (Damian Dovarganes)

The gun used in the Sal Castro Middle School shooting appears to have discharged a single round from inside a backpack, police tell ABC News.

Los Angeles police said according to the evidence, the gun appears to have fired one bullet from inside the backpack of the 12-year-old girl who was taken into custody in connection to the shooting.

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A young man said he dropped everything and rushed to Sal Castro Middle School when his little sister called him and said, "Someone just got shot, I need you."



The bullet struck two students - a 15-year-old boy in the temple and a 15-year-old girl in the wrist. Investigators believe the trajectory of the bullet traveled through the wrist of the female student and then struck the head of the male student.

The handgun was not registered. Detectives are still trying to figure out where the girl got the gun and how it was brought into the school.

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A student who witnessed the aftermath of a shooting at a Los Angeles school frantically texted her mom, describing a gruesome and bloody scene.


She has been booked into juvenile hall Thursday night on on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm on school grounds.

Investigators said they believe the shooting was accidental.

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Doctors say the bullet that struck the boy in the head didn't hit anything vital and his injuries are not life-threatening.

Two other children and a staff member were hit by broken glass. All were expected to make a full recovery.

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