LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police are assisting Clark County School District (CCSD) police at the scene of a shooting at Western High School.
According to CCSD police, officers responded to the east parking lot on campus at dismissal as students were leaving. While officers were there, a car entered the parking lot at a high speed and officers ordered it to stop.
The driver of the car continued south in the parking lot before making a U-turn and driving north at a high speed, striking a student and continuing to drive toward officers, police said.
According to police, the officers continued to give the driver orders to stop and one officer fired rounds at the car, which continued toward the officer, made a right turn, and left the parking lot.
Sometime later, police said, two juveniles were taken to different hospitals, both for non-life-threatening injuries. It appeared that they were struck in the shooting and are not Western High School students.
The student who was struck by the car was not seriously injured, but no further details on the condition of any of those injured has been released.
No officers were injured during the incident.
LVMPD is investigating this incident and said investigators will be providing more information later on.
Silvia Gonzalez is a parent of a student at the school and said she was never alerted by the school about the incident.
Gonzalez says when she went to pick up her daughter Tuesday afternoon, anxiety kicked in because she didn’t know what was happening.
“I sent a text to my daughter, and she responded saying something happened, but she didn’t know what,” Gonzalez tells 8 News Now. “We get nervous because we don’t have the opportunity to know where our kids are.”
Bonanza Road is currently closed in both directions from Decatur Boulevard to Estrella Avenue. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
No other details have been released.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.