Person shot while inside car near South Los Angeles elementary school

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A person was found shot inside a car near an elementary school in South Los Angeles Friday, prompting a lockdown of the campus.

A school employee called 911 to report a shooting shortly before 5 p.m., according to Los Angeles police. The incident happened near Woodlawn Avenue and 52nd Street in the South Park neighborhood.

The person in the car was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

Authorities placed Main Street Elementary School on lockdown. The suspect was said to be in a black Dodge Charger.

No description of the suspect was available. The suspect remains on the loose. It was unknown if the incident was gang related.

The investigation was ongoing.
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