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SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) -- Several students have been wounded in a shooting at a high school near San Diego, California, authorities reported.

The shooting took place at Santana High School in Santee, California, northeast of San Diego. CNN affiliate KGTV is reporting that five to six people were injured. Authorities say one suspect, apparently a student, is in custody.

Students were quickly evacuated to a parking lot across the street from a school, police said.

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The shooting occurred about 9:25 a.m. (12:25 p.m. EST) at a social sciences building on the high school grounds.

"I heard gunfire and then I heard people screaming and everyone was running in, like, a big crowd," a Santana High School student told KGTV. San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Susan Plese said a call came in reporting gun shots and "people down," but it was unclear how many were hurt or how extensive their injuries were.

Police and sheriff's deputies were questioning students evacuated from the school and checking to see if any other suspects were involved, said Beth Bowen, manager of the restaurant where students were assembling after the shooting.

"Everybody was running. A whole lot of people were crying. Nobody knew what really happened," student Alicia Zimmer told KGTV.



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