Legacy High School Lockdown: Students on Edge Following Police Shooting in South Gate

In the wake of a police shooting at a South Gate high school on Thursday night, students were placed under lockdown.

At around 9:42 p.m., a number of law enforcement agencies arrived at Legacy High School on Tweedy Boulevard.

Authorities claim that a motorist attempted to run a police officer over with an SUV, at which point the officer opened fire. The suspect got out of the car and is still at large.

Senior Night was being celebrated by the students at Legacy’s football game against South East at the time. The school was put on lockdown, but the game finished just before shots were fired.

The California Highway Patrol, South Gate police, and the Los Angeles School Police Department all came to the incident. It’s not clear which organisation fired first.

There were no reported injuries involving personnel, parents, or students. The instant a group of students was let out of a campus building was filmed by AIR7 HD. A student was spotted being hugged by a woman as they left.

The suspect’s SUV apparently struck a parked automobile and departed with a damaged window following the incident.

What precipitated the first altercation between the police officer and

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