Two Venice High School students were shot at on the school campus Wednesday, November 7th, but no one was injured, school and police officials said.
The students were standing near the Walgrove Avenue gate at the back of the campus at about 3 p.m., when shots were fired, said Susan Cox, Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman.
The suspects then fled in a vehicle, described as a white sport-utility vehicle, said Sgt. Gregory Probst of the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Community station.
A former Venice High student may have been involved in the shooting, Cox said.
The incident appears to be gang-related, police said.
Following the shooting, the Venice High campus was put on “campus protection,” with students remaining in class, while police conducted an investigation. Mark Twain Middle School and Beethoven Elementary School were also put on “campus protection” following the November 7th incident.
Venice High was not considered to be at threat the following day, when classes were held, but an additional police presence was at the school, Cox said.
At Argonaut press time, police were still trying to locate suspects in the shooting and the investigation is ongoing.