(CNN) - At least three people were
wounded and a suspect reportedly was in custody Friday after a shooting
at Santa Monica College in Southern California, according to officials
and media reports.
Authorities were "checking reports for an
additional shooter," Sgt. Denise Joslin, a California Highway Patrol
spokeswoman, told CNN.
The school was under lockdown.
wounded were taken to the UCLA Medical Center, Dale Tate, a hospital
spokeswoman, told CNN. Two of the victims were in critical condition and
one was in serious condition, she said.
The gunman got off at least one shot inside the campus library, several witnesses told CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS.
began coming into authorities at about 11:55 a.m. (2:55 p.m. ET) that
there was a man holding several weapons and firing into cars and a bus
near the college, Joslin said.
President Barack Obama was in Santa
Monica for a fundraiser just a 10-minute drive from where students have
been locked down KCAL/KCBS reported.