Police announced Tuesday that a young suspect and an unknown number of “accomplices” are wanted arrested in connection with a shooting outside Santee High School just south of downtown Los Angeles in which a student was injured.
School police reported the shooting around 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 near the school, located on Maple Ave. in 1921, just south of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and east of the Harbor (110) Freeway.
The victim was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a Los Angeles School Police Management Association statement.
The high school was cordoned off while officers conducted a perimeter search for the shooter, though they did not find him and thought he may have fled the scene in a black sedan.
Detectives at the Los Angeles Police Department investigated the shooting, which included video evidence from several surveillance cameras in the area and postings on 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.
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 were not released.