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Student shot in park near Jefferson High

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

May 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A high school student was shot near Jefferson High School Monday morning, prompting a lockdown of the school.

An 18-year-old student was walking in Ross Snyder Recreation Center at about 7:25 a.m. Monday when an unknown suspect approached the teen on foot and fired a gun at him, striking him in the leg and the hip. The shooting occurred near 41st St. and Compton Ave., according to the LAPD.

The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Jefferson High School, a few blocks away from the park, was partially locked down for about 20 minutes.

Extra school police patrols were expected at the campus from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.