At least three people have been wounded in a shooting in the Santa Monica College area, California. The school is on lockdown and students are advised to stay away from the campus.
A “fully armed” suspect has opened fire at cars and a bus in the area, local police said. Witnesses reported hearing at least one shotgun blast and several handgun shots.
One suspect has reportedly been detained in the school’s library and taken into custody. The police are now checking reports of a possible second shooter.
“We are aware of at least one suspect, there may possibly be others,” said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Denise Joslin.
The incident happened miles from where President Barack Obama is appearing at a fundraiser. The Secret Service said that the shooting is not impacting the president’s visit and is considered a local police matter at this point, NBC reported.
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Current scene from 17th and Cedar st. pic.twitter.com/Fh2m6c0I7F
Traumatized students who were in the library at the time of the shooting pic.twitter.com/GwmZyKev6x