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Oxnard School Shooting Leaves One Dead Seriously Injured*

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UPDATE, 4:12 P.M., FRI., FEB. 15: KNBC reports that the Oxnard boy has been taken off life support and "his organs have been given away."

UPDATE, 7:00 A.M., TH., FEB. 14: The shooting is now being treated as a murder case with possible hate crime motives. Go to our latest story on the Oxnard school shooting here.

UPDATE, 5:33 P.M., WED., FEB. 13: Contrary to what CNN said below, the shooting victim, Lawrence King, is brain dead according to KTLA.

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UPDATE, 4:56 P.M., WED., FEB. 13: The victim unfortunately died last night: "Oxnard police spokesman David Keith says Lawrence King died Wednesday at a hospital from his injuries." More at CNN.

UPDATE, 3:22 P.M.: LA Times reports that Oxnard Police Department spokesman, David Keith, says the shot student has "gone from very critical to a little bit better... He's actually communicating with personnel at the hospital."

UPDATE, 3:00 P.M.: The Daily News is reporting the shooting occurred in the school computer lab where twenty-two other students were at the same time.


A 15-year-old 8th grader was shot in the head this morning by another student in a personal dispute near E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, outside of Los Angeles in Ventura County. The school went into lockdown as parents were notified after the shooting which took place in the 8:00 a.m. hour. The suspected shooter has been taken into custody. The LA Times found that "according to police reports, the alleged shooter bolted from the classroom shortly after 8:30 a.m. and within minutes was caught by Oxnard and Port Hueneme officers a few blocks away.

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ABC7 had reported on TV that the injured student had died, but according to an update they made, he is still alive.

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