Two people were injured in a high school shooting in Virginia on Monday afternoon, police said.
Newport News police chief Steve Drew said at a news conference that one of the victims of Heritage High School was shot in the face and the other in the foot. Both were taken to the hospital and neither injury was considered life-threatening, he said.
Authorities believe the suspect and victim knew each other, but did not provide details, the chief said. The suspect was not detained, but Drew said evidence had been recovered on the school grounds.
According to Drew, the building was evacuated and FBI agents and state soldiers were looking for someone left in the school.
George Parker, director of Newport News Public School, said the high school was randomly searching for guns. Classes resumed on September 8th, so students were in the second week of the school year.
A video of the scene showed parents on the sidewalk talking on their cell phones while a part of the school parking lot was taped to the crime scene.
According to Drew, the other two were taken to the hospital after the shooting. One broke his arm because he ran away from school and the other was taken to the hospital for asthma.
Police said reports of active shooters at other schools were false.
At least two people were injured in a shooting at Virginia High School: NPR
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