Two unidentified males were shot Monday morning while in their car near Nogales High School, officials said. One was transported to a hospital and the other pronounced dead at the scene, Sheriff’s Industry Station Sgt. Dan Jackson said.
“No students were involved in the shooting,” he said. “It has nothing to do with the school.”
Still, the high school went on lockdown shortly after 10 a.m. with approximately 500 students on campus marking the first day of summer school, Rowland Unified School District spokeswoman Gina Ward said. It was lifted about an hour later.
There is a search for an unidentified male suspect, who was seen in a brown sedan, Jackson said.
Students were told there was a fight, said senior Carlos Ortega, 18, who was going to breakfast with his friend, Julian Nguyen, 16.
Teachers were screaming to get inside buildings, he said.
Students were running everywhere, including the library, Ortega added.
Neither Ortega or Nguyen heard gun shots.
West Covina High School was also on lockdown for about 30 minutes, West Covina Unified School District Superintendent Debra Kaplan said.
“It was a precautionary measure done by the principal,” she said. It was also the first day of the school’s summer session.
West Covina police and school police were also on scene.