JUST IN: Hamilton High put on lockdown after 3 shot nearby
Craig Clough | December 17, 2014
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Hamilton High School in West LA was put on lockdown for over an hour this morning after three men were shot in streets near the school, which is located on S. Robertson Blvd. near the 10 Freeway.
The three victims were shot at different locations — with one victim being found on the 3100 block of Helms Avenue — after likely being chased through the streets by at least two shooters, Officer Drake Madison of the LAPD Media Relations Section told LA School Report.
Madison said the three victims were all adult males and were not students at Hamilton. The shooter or shooters are still at large, and the victims are all being treated at local hospitals. No description of the shooters is available, Madison said.
The shooting was reported around 9 a.m. and the lockdown was lifted at 10:40 a.m. The incident may be related to drug or gang activity, Madison suggested.
“It was not random, let’s put it that way,” Madison said.
UPDATE 2:50 p.m. One of the victims in the shooting died, according to NBC Los Angeles.