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Wednesday
Nov132013

Pittsburgh School Shooting: Police Search for Gunman

iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- A shooting near a Pittsburgh high school Wednesday afternoon left three students injured and SWAT team cops searching for a gunman.

Three male students were shot near Brashear High School. One was grazed in the head, another grazed in the neck and shoulder, and the third student was shot in the foot and arm, Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

"We do have some leads on the actor or actors," Richard said.

A SWAT team armored vehicle that responded to the shooting was seen outside of a home in the area shortly after the incident. Two people were taken into handcuffs and placed into the SWAT vehicle.

Richard said only that the people in cuffs may be related to the shooting.

None of the students' injuries are considered life threatening, she said.

One student, age 17, is in surgery for a gunshot wound to his neck, according to ABC News affiliate WTAE.

Richard said the shooter ran into nearby woods after the shooting. Police then began searching. She could not rule out whether there were additional shooters.

Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh told ABC News that the students were walking to a vehicle they'd all taken to school earlier in the day when they were shot. Two were juniors in high school and one was a freshman, Pugh told ABC News affiliate WTAE.

One of the victims ran into the school after being shot, Richard said.

The three victims were taken to area hospitals but are not cooperating with police, Richard said.

Brashear is Pittsburgh Public Schools' largest high school by enrollment with 1,416 students. A portion of the same building houses South Hills Middle School, which has 580 students, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

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