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Two students shot outside Washington high school, sheriff’s department says

GRAHAM, Wash. – Two students were shot on Tuesday outside a Washington state high school, and Pierce County sheriff’s deputies said they’re looking for suspects.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said one student was found in the parking lot by the Graham-Kapowsin High School football field and another was found in a locker room. Shots were reportedly fired on the Eustis Hunt Rd. side of the campus.

There was no immediate word on the students’ conditions, but officials said both were taken to Tacoma General Hospital. Officials said the victims ran back onto the campus after being shot.

The sheriff’s department said they are looking for multiple male suspects who fled in a green vehicle, possibly a Chevy Impala. Authorities said the shooting might have been gang related.

A spokesperson for Bethel school district said schools in the area were on lockdown.

“Deputies are actively sweeping the school grounds, at this point no indications that shooters are on campus,” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department tweeted. “All remaining students on campus are secured with deputies, considered safe as security sweep is ongoing.”