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At least 2 students injured when shots fired into Philadelphia high school

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By Cristy Lenz and Jason Carroll

(CNN) -- A student pulled a handgun Friday afternoon inside a Philadelphia high school, firing and hitting two students, police said.

The injured boy and girl, each 15, were transported in stable condition after being shot in the arm just before 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia police Lt. John Stanford said.

Both appeared to have been struck once inside the gym of Delaware Valley Charter High School, said Stanford. Officer Jillian Russell, a police department spokeswoman, described their wounds as non-life threatening.

The school went into lockdown as law enforcement officers cleared it and hunted for the suspect, who'd left the building, according to Stanford.

The police lieutenant said students were searched and then let out of the school. He noted, too, that surveillance video had captured the incident.

A short time later, Philadelphia police tweeted that they had "a suspect" in custody.

Located in the Olney section of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Charter High School is open to any student who lives in the city.

In its 2011 annual report to the state Department of Education, the school noted that it moved into its new facility in June 2006 and reported significant growth in reading and math test scores in recent years.

Friday's incident was at least the second shooting at or near a school this week.

In New Mexico on Tuesday, a 12-year-old student with a sawed off, 20-gauge pump shotgun opened fire in a crowded gymnasium at Berrendo Middle School, according to authorities. Two students were seriously injured and the shooter was in custody.

CNN's Greg Botelho and Ray Sanchez contributed to this report.

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