Washington state high school shooting leaves two students injured

Elias Hubbard
December 6, 2017

Troyer also clarified that it appears the shooting happened across the street from the school, about 30 to 40 yards away and over a fence.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department reported that two students were shot at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham.

Police are responding to reports that two students were shot at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Washington.

One of the victims was found in a parking lot by the school football field and a second was found in a locker room, according to a tweet from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

Suspects in the shooting were "described as multiple black males" who left the scene in a green vehicle, possible a Chevy Impala, according to the force.

The students, both male, were shot just outside of school grounds and ran back onto the campus, Sheriff Spokesman Ed Troyer said during an interview on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

Troyer said that officers are investigating a motive for the shooting, and that it may have been gang-related.

It's unclear what the students' conditions are, but they've been taken to Tacoma General Hospital.

"Everything is starting to point that way", Troyer said. All remaining students have been secured with deputies, the department said.

In addition to the high school, Frontier Middle School and Nelson Elementary are locked down, the district said in a tweet.

Deputies established a perimeter around Graham-Kapowsin High.

Graham Elementary students were released to their buses about 3:10 p.m. After-school activities at Graham-Kapowsin High and Frontier Middle School are canceled.

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