Two students were shot as Virginia police responded to reports of a ‘major incident’ at a high school on Monday at around noon as law enforcement officials said they were ‘surgically’ combing the building in search of a suspect.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the side of his face while a 17-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to her lower leg.
Police said that at least two people have been shot. They were rushed to hospital with injuries that are non-life-threatening, according to police.
Investigators said that they did not believe there was a danger to the community as the shooter is believed to have known the shooting victims.
Two other students were transported to hospital for non-serious injuries sustained during the evacuation of the building.
Students were being evacuated from Heritage High School in Newport News on Monday as witnesses said there was a massive police presence in the area.
Reports indicate that students were being directed to go to the campus’ outdoor tennis courts while officers storm the building, according to WAVY-TV.
Parents have been told to meet their children at the tennis court. A nearby school, the Achievable Dream Academy, has also been placed on lockdown.
The chief of police plans to hold a news conference in front of the school sometime later on Monday afternoon – an indication that there is no ongoing threat.
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Source: Daily Mail