Two students were shot outside a Washington state high school on Tuesday and Pierce County sheriff’s deputies said they’re looking for suspects.
The Pierce County sheriff’s office said one student was found in the parking lot by the Graham-Kapowsin High School football field and another was found in a locker room. Officials said shots were fired on the Eustis Hunt Rd. side of the campus. in Graham, Washington.
There was no immediate word on the students’ conditions, but officials say both were taken to Tacoma General Hospital.
The sheriff’s office said they are looking for multiple suspects, described as black men, who fled in a green vehicle, possibly a Chevy Impala.
A spokesperson for Bethel school district said schools in the area were on lockdown. Later, the sheriff’s office tweeted that parents of children in nearby schools should come pick them up.
“Deputies are actively sweeping the school grounds, at this point no indications that shooters are on campus,” The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. “All remaining students on campus are secured with deputies, considered safe as security sweep is ongoing.”
In a tweet, sheriff’s deputies said the shooting happened off campus and the victims had run back into the school after being shot. They said it may be gang-related.