Girl, Man Shot at High School in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say two young people have been shot and wounded at a high school in south Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman James Barnes says a 12-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were both shot multiple times Friday evening at Washington Preparatory High School in the unincorporated Athens area.

Barnes says the two have been taken to a hospital and are in critical condition.

Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Susan Cox says the shooting occurred at 5:50 p.m.

Barnes had no immediate information about who fired the shots.

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