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Teens injured in shooting near Chaparral High School in east Las Vegas

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Jan 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-01 02:34:52-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police say several teenagers were shot Monday afternoon in the east part of town, near Chaparral High School.

Authorities initially received a report of a small fire near the intersection of Don Carlos Drive and East Katie Avenue at approximately 11 a.m., said Capt. Kristine Buist with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The school was evacuated and, as students and staff were returning, the call came in reporting a nearby shooting, Buist said.

WATCH: Capt. Kristine Buist gave an update from the scene:

Initially, police said at least five teens were shot and transported to Sunrise Hospital. Buist amended that number, reporting that three people were shot and taken to the hospital. Of the three, two are students at Chaparral High School, Buist said.

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Police could not immediately elaborate on the severity of their injuries.

Chaparral's principal, Thomas Smith, sent a notification out to parents stating the school was on a lockdown due to police activity in the area.

Stay with 13 Action News for updates on this developing story