2 people were injured in a shooting at a Virginia high school

Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia.
Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia. Google Maps
  • Police are responding to a shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia, on Monday.
  • Two people were injured in the shooting, and police say their injuries are non-life-threatening.
  • Students have been evacuated from the school and the FBI is helping investigate.
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Two people were injured in a shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia, on Monday afternoon, local police said.

“Two people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening,” the Newport News Police Department said in a press release. “Investigation remains ongoing.”

Newport Police Chief Steve Drew said in a press conference that the two people who were injured were a 17-year-old male student and a 17-year-old female student.

Drew said the boy was shot in the side of his face, and the girl was shot in her lower leg.

He added that two other students were also treated after the incident – one who injured his arm in a fall, and one who had an asthma attack during the shooting.

Drew said officials are still searching for the suspect.

The department said students have been evacuated from the building and were sent to the school’s tennis courts for safety.

There is a major police presence at the school, WAVY reported, and the local FBI field office has been dispatched to assist in an investigation into the shooting, ABC News reporter Alex Mallin said on Twitter.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unknown.