Person hit by gunfire near Crenshaw High School, police say


A person was shot early Tuesday near Crenshaw High School, police said.

The shooting occurred at 7:52 a.m. near the campus at 5010 11th Ave., according to Officer Drake Madison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. After the shooting, the victim ran into the high school, police said.

The victim’s condition was not immediately known.

A dark-colored or black truck was seen driving away from the scene after the shooting, he said.


Live television images showed firefighters placing an injured person on a gurney inside an ambulance.

The magnet high school was placed on lockdown as police investigated the shooting, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The students, police said, “are safe.”

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9:15 a.m.: This article was updated with police saying the shooting occurred off campus.

8:25 a.m.: This article was updated with the school placed on lockdown.

This article was originally published at 8:10 a.m.