Two reported shot at California high school
By Vignesh Ramachandran
At least two people were shot at Taft Union High School in California's southern San Joaquin Valley on Thursday morning, NBCLosAngeles.com reported, citing a local fire department.
The incident happened around 9 a.m. local time and students were evacuated to the football field, NBC affiliate KGET of Bakersfield reported. The local sheriff's department told KGET that one person was in custody and at least two people were wounded. The suspect's identity is unknown.
KGET reported that at least three ambulances and a medevac helicopter had been sent to the scene.
Capt. Eric Coughran of the Kern County Fire Department told NBC News one victim with minor injuries refused treatment, while a second victim was transported by air ambulance to a hospital. It is not clear whether they were students or teachers.
Taft police told NBC News that they are responding to the situation and the school is on lockdown. Deputies are conducting a room-to-room search, according to KGET.
The Kern County Sheriff's Department tells NBCLosAngeles.com the shooting happened on the second floor of a science building on campus.
Taft is in California's southern San Joaquin Valley, about 30 miles southwest from Bakersfield.
No other details were immediately available.
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