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Suspects arrested in shooting outside high school in South LA

Police arrested a juvenile suspect and an unknown number of “conspirators” wanted in connection with a shooting outside Santee High School just south of downtown Los Angeles that left a student injured.

School police reported the shooting around 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 near the school, which is located on Maple Ave.

A student was shot in the leg while on the football field. An additional gun victim was found down the street from the school at the intersection of Maple Ave and 36th Street, near Maple Primary Center.

Both Santee High School and Maple Primary Center were put on blockade as officers conducted a perimeter survey of the shooter.

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Los Angeles police detectives investigating the shooting found video evidence from several surveillance cameras in the area and social media at the time of the altercation, according to a police statement. The investigation led detectives to identify the shooter “and accomplices” who were taken into custody around 6 p.m. 22:40 Friday.

It was not immediately known how many suspects in addition to the shooter were arrested at the time, said Officer Tony Im of the LAPD Media Relations Division.

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The suspects were detained at Eastlake Juvenile Hall pending an audit by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, according to the LAPD.

Their names and age have not been released.

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