PALMDALE, Calif. — A suspect is in custody in connection with reports of a man with a gun on the campus of Highland High School in the Southern California city of Palmdale, a Los Angeles County fire official said. The suspect, a male, was apprehended near a Vons grocery store in Palmdale, the official said.
The Palmdale Fire Department told CNN it has received reports of shots fired.
The sheriff’s department received the first call around 7:05 a.m. PT (10:05 a.m. ET).
Ricky Munoz, 23, says he dropped his two younger brothers and a friend off at the school around that time.
“About a minute later, I get a call from them saying there were gunshots,” Munoz said.
At least three nearby schools — David G. Millen Intermediate, Cottonwood Elementary and Ocotillo Elementary — were on lockdown, employees there said.
Palmdale, a city of about 150,000 people, is in Los Angeles County, about 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
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