Police continued their search Friday for the person who shot a student outside Santee High School just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Since the shooting occurred outside the school, the LAPD was leading the investigation instead of the Los Angeles School Police, which initially responded to the scene, LAPD Officer Tony Im told City News Service.
School Police reported the shooting about 2 p.m. Thursday near the school, located at 1921 Maple Ave., just south of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and east of the Harbor (110) Freeway.
CBS2 reported that two students were fighting when one pulled out a gun and shot the other.
The victim was shot in a leg and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injures, according to a Los Angeles School Police Management Association statement.
The high school was placed on lockdown while officers conducted a perimeter search for the shooter. Police said they did not know his identity, but described him as having short, tapered hair with tattoos on an arm, wearing dark blue clothes and green shoes. He was believed to have fled in a black sedan.
About half an hour later, another gunshot victim was found in the vicinity of nearby Maple Primary Center, on the corner of Maple and 36th Street, but police said it was un-related to the Santee shooting.
The victim in that shooting was an adult, according to reports from the scene.
Santee High School and Maple Primary Center were taken off lockdown just before 3:10 p.m.
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