LAPD Still Searching for Owner of Gun That Went Off in Sal Castro Middle School Classroom

A week after students were struck by gunfire at Sal Castro Middle School, Los Angeles police are still trying to determine where the gun came from.

Police lead a 12-year-old suspect away from Sal Castro Middle school following a shooting on Feb. 1, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Police lead a 12-year-old suspect away from Sal Castro Middle school following a shooting on Feb. 1, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The gunfire erupted in a classroom Feb. 1, with a single bullet striking a 15-year-old boy in the temple and a 15-year-old girl in the left wrist. The girl was discharged from the hospital over the weekend and the boy remains in fair condition. Two other students and a teacher suffered minor injuries.

A 12-year-old girl was taken into custody and a semiautomatic pistol was recovered at the scene. Prosecutors charged the girl with one felony count of being a minor in possession of a firearm and a second felony count of having a weapon on school grounds.

The girl’s family has been cooperative and denies any responsibility or knowledge of the gun, said LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos.

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