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2 students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting

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Two students were in stable condition after they were shot in the arm at a Philadelphia high school gym, police said Friday, and a suspect was in custody.

The incident began shortly before 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Police Officer Tanya Little told the Los Angeles Times. A female student was shot in the left arm and a male student in the right arm, she said. The students, both 15, were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, she said.

Delaware Valley Charter High School in the north part of the city was placed on lockdown, Little said, and officers cleared and dismissed students one by one. 

As of 4:45 p.m., Little said, all students had been released and a suspect had been taken into custody.  

Little said police would release no details about the suspect until they had a positive identification. She said she could not confirm whether the shooter was another student. 

The Police Department said on its Twitter account that there was no longer an active shooter situation, minutes after it tweeted: "SHOOTER - Turn yourself in. Get it over with now."

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