Ugly: 2 shot at Athens (LA) area high school

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    Ugly: 2 shot at Athens (LA) area high school

    2 shot at George Washington Preparatory High School in Athens area of South L.A. - 9/19/08 - Los Angeles-Southern California-LA Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports - abc7.com

    ATHENS, Calif. (KABC) -- Two people were reported shot Friday at George Washington Preparatory High School in the Athens area of south Los Angeles.

    Two people were confirmed shot. Two others may also have been shot.

    A 12-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were shot multiple times, according to L.A. County Fire Dept. Spokesman James Barnes. They were treated in the school's gym and were transported to a hospital.
    The shooting occurred at 5:50 p.m.
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    The L.A. County Sheriff's Department, L.A. City and L.A. County Fire departments responded.

    A suspect was reportedly seen running between apartment buildings nearby. Police were searching the area.

    The high school is located at 10860 S. Denker Ave., at the intersection of W. 109th Street and Normandie Avenue.

    A Sheriff's deputy on the way to the scene collided with a passenger car on Normandie Ave. One person was injured in the passenger car. All lanes were closed at Normandie and traffic was temporarily diverted.
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    Just another example of gang members having no respect for anything or anyone, not even themselves. They couldn't care less if an innocent party is in the way. Whats really sad is that if they are caught the CA justice system (if you can call it that), will probably slap their hands and turn them right back out on the streets.
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    George Washington Preparatory High School -- is that a euphemism for a place they send the baddies to? Of course in that part of LA what else is there?
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    It was at a football game, yesterday evening.

    The location is a couple miles west of Compton ... right in the south-central gangland area.
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    If I were the judge for animals like we all read about, I'd have a penalty called "Hades Simulation Therapy"(HST)...it would involve being taken out of the courthouse, doused with gasoline and ignited...no repeat offenders!
    I hope I don't sound too harsh.

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    How did this happen - it's a 'gun free' zone. I guess those gang members just can't read the signs.
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    Things like that just don't happen at schools, it's a good thing that none of the parents or, heaven forbid, any teachers/coaches were carrying, why they might have shot an innocent bystander by accident...like an innocent 12 year old girl...
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    Looks like four suspects were arrested on Saturday.

    Interestingly, they're speaking of "increasing gang tensions," when in reality this is the Compton area and tensions have been high for decades.


    Security Increased at Washington Prep Following Shooting

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    September 22, 2008

    LOS ANGELES -- Security is being increased this week at Washington Preparatory High School following a gang-related shooting that wounded a 19-year-old former football player and a 12-year-old girl, authorities said.

    The two vicitms were shot multiple times around 5:45 p.m. Friday in a parking lot next to the gymnasium on the campus at Normandie Avenue and 108th Street, after a football game against University High, a sheriff's deputy said.

    The 19-year-old, who is now a football player at El Camino College, was shot in his pelvis, buttocks and lower body, deputies said. At least one member of a group that confronted him may have said something about a gang before the shooting, deputies said. The girl, who may have been shot inadvertently, was wounded in her chest and leg.

    Both victims were in stable condition at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Their identities were not released.

    Four suspects were arrested Saturday.

    In May, a student was fatally stabbed in the same parking lot, a school district employee told The Times.

    Security at the school had already been heightened for Friday's game because of rising gang tensions in the neighborhood.

    Audubon Middle School, which the 12-year-old attended, was also expected to have extra security this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Whats really sad is that if they are caught the CA justice system (if you can call it that), will probably slap their hands and turn them right back out on the streets.

    Our criminal justice system is bad but it ain't that bad. When this guy is caught he' going to the slammer for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Looks like four suspects were arrested on Saturday.

    Interestingly, they're speaking of "increasing gang tensions," when in reality this is the Compton area and tensions have been high for decades.
    Extra security? Is this real, armed security, or more guys running around with whistles and flashlights?
    Since LA only issues CCWs to the stars, I think it's probably the latter.
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    Our society is in a downward spiral that isn't going to stop any time soon! I pray the victims survive.
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