Police: 2 Philadelphia High School Students Shot

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Two students were shot inside of a Philadelphia high school Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS Philadelphia)

Two students were shot inside of a Philadelphia high school Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS Philadelphia)

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Updated: Jan. 17, 2014 at 8:19 p.m.
Original: Jan. 17, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (CBSDC/AP) — A juvenile suspect is in custody and police are looking for one more after two students were shot at a Philadelphia school Friday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. at the Delaware Valley Charter School located in north Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Police tell CBS Philadelphia that a student apparently had a handgun in the school gym.

Authorities say the gun discharged, striking two 15-year-old students, a male and a female. Police say it is unclear at this time if the weapon went off accidentally or intentionally, according to CBS Philadelphia, and it is not clear how many shots were fired.

The two injured students were taken to a hospital about a block away from the school in stable condition. The female student has since been released from the hospital, CBS Philadelphia reports.

Surveillance video shows a group of about seven students hanging around in the gym when the shooting happened, police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.

Ramsey says the alleged gunman fled the school following the incident, according to CBS Philadelphia. Police were able to identify him quickly and placed the unarmed student into custody in South Philadelphia. The student was later released Friday night.

Around 7 p.m., CBS Philadelphia says another student who was sought in connection with the incident surrendered to police.

The weapon has not been recovered at this time.

It’s the second U.S. school shooting this week. Authorities said a seventh-grader opened fire Tuesday in a New Mexico middle school gym, wounding two classmates.

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