Very few details on this so far but NBC 4 is reporting that Muir Middle School is on lockdown after shots were fired. The school is at 5929 S. Vermont Ave and currently no civilians are being allowed on or off campus. Authorities are saying that no one on capus was shot, but aren’t saying anything about people in the surrounding neighborhood. More when we get it…
UPDATE: Brian Humphrey with the details, from the comments:
While it might not encompass all that may or may not have happened at Muir Middle School this morning (I’ll encourage you to contact school or police officials for their formal explanation), I am pleased to say there have been no, I repeat NO, reports of any persons injured by gunfire on that campus today.
I hope that will put peoples minds at ease. What did happen?
At 8:34 this morning, a 9-1-1 caller reported a shooting victim in the 6000 block of Vermont Avenue. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics arrived quickly to discover a 45 year-old male with non-life threatening injuries.
According to his statements, he was standing in front of a liquor store when he heard shots ring out. He subsequently sustained a single “through and through” gunshot wound to his left leg, just above the knee. There was minimal blood loss, and in fact, the man was ambulatory and in no apparent distress on the Fire Department’s arrival.
He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Respectfully (and proudly serving both mainstream and citizen journalists),
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department