LA school officer shot off campus

Bulletproof vest limits injuries in second Los Angeles school-related shooting in as many days

By Associated Press
Published January 19, 2011 8:41PM (EST)

A Los Angeles school police officer has been shot outside a San Fernando Valley school but his bulletproof vest took the hit.

Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Robert Alaniz says the officer was shot near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

He tells KTLA-TV that it happened outside of campus but the school was locked down while authorities hunt for a suspect, described as a man in his 40s.

Fire Department Capt. Jaime Moore tells KCAL-TV that one person was taken to a hospital in fair condition.

The shooting occurred a day after two students at another Los Angeles high school were wounded when a gun hidden in a student's backpack accidentally discharged.

Alaniz says the latest shooting doesn't involve any students.

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