Los Angeles (AFP) - Two 15-year-old students in Los Angeles were shot and wounded in class Thursday, according to witnesses and local media, in the latest school shooting to hit the United States.
A boy was shot in the head, while a girl was hit in the wrist, according to reports from the scene. Local news agency CNS reported that a "young woman," possibly a fellow student, had been arrested.
Paramedics sent to Salvador Castro Middle School the central Westlake area at 9:00 am (1700 GMT) said both students were taken to hospital, with the boy in critical condition and the girl faring better.
A 30-year-old woman was treated for unspecified minor injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.
The shooter's weapon has been recovered, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department.
The shooting was in a classroom on campus, according to local broadcast media, which the middle school shares with older students at Belmont High School.