Pittsburgh School Shooting Wounds Three, Prompts SWAT Response

PHOTO: Emergency personal respond to a shooting at the scene near Brashear High School, Nov. 13, 2013, in Pittsburgh.
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A shooting near a Pittsburgh high school this afternoon left three students injured and SWAT team cops searching for a gunman.

Six people have been taken into custody for questioning following the shooting, Acting Police Chief Regina McDonald told ABC News affiliate WTAE this evening.

Police said the five men and one woman in custody were suspects, but no one has been charged and police are still investigating the shooting.

The three male students were shot near Brashear High School around 3 p.m.

One was grazed in the head, another grazed in the neck and shoulder, and the third student was shot in the foot and arm, Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

The victims are not cooperating with police, Richard said.

"We do have some leads on the actor or actors," Richard said.

The individuals were taken into custody at a home near the high school after SWAT team members in an armored vehicle responded to the home, officials said. A baby was also taken out of the home by police, according to WTAE.

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None of the students' injuries are considered life threatening, she said.

One student, age 17, is in surgery for a gunshot wound to his neck, according to ABC News affiliate WTAE.

Richard said the shooter ran into nearby woods after the shooting. Police then began searching. She could not rule out whether there were additional shooters.

Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh told ABC News that the students were walking to a vehicle they'd all taken to school earlier in the day when they were shot. Two were juniors in high school and one was a freshman, Pugh told ABC News affiliate WTAE.

One of the victims ran into the school after being shot, Richard said.

The three victims were taken to area hospitals but are not cooperating with police, Richard said.

The school was placed on lockdown after the first reports of the shooting.

Brashear is Pittsburgh Public Schools' largest high school by enrollment with 1,416 students. A portion of the same building houses South Hills Middle School, which has 580 students, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

The incident is the latest in a string of shootings in recent weeks, including at a New Jersey mall, Los Angeles airport, the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nevada.

This is a developing story. Check back to ABC News for more updates.

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