GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) - Washington state authorities say two male students have been shot near a high school in the small city of Graham near Tacoma.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday both victims were hospitalized and expected to survive, but that their conditions were not immediately known.
One of the students was found in a parking lot near the football field of Graham-Kapowsin High School.
The other student was found inside a locker room. Detective Ed Troyer says the two students were shot just off school grounds and that they ran back to campus.
Troyer says suspects fled after the shooting in a green vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Impala.
Deputies who checked the school's grounds found no signs any suspects were there.
The sheriff's office said multiple suspects were being sought.
#PCSD detectives need your help to id the suspects responsible for today's shooting of 2 Graham-Kapowsin HS students during a fight near school grounds. Suspects described as multiple black males, fled in green Chevy Impala. Reward offered through Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/JyhIaYpCeF— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) December 6, 2017
#PCSD detectives are trying to identify & locate this vehicle, used by the suspects to flee from the scene of today's shooting of two Graham-Kapowsin High School students. Vehicle is a green Chevrolet Impala, suspects described as multiple black males. pic.twitter.com/1vpOvjFXzh— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) December 6, 2017
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The Pierce County Sheriff's Office responded to a school shooting outside of Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Washington Tuesday afternoon.
Two students have reportedly been shot. One student was found in a locker room and another student was found in a parking lot by the football field.
#PCSD responding to shooting outside Graham-Kapowsin High School. 2 students reportedly shot, one found in parking lot by football field, one found in locker room. Suspects described as multiple black males, fled in green vehicle, possibly Chevy Impala.— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) December 5, 2017
Deputies say they are searching for multiple black men that fled the scene in a green vehicle, possibly a Chevy Impala.
Graham-Kapowsin HS is located at 108th Ave E. & Eustis Hunt Rd. E. in Graham. Shots reportedly were fired on the Eustis Hunt Rd. side of the campus. pic.twitter.com/6ejBwxNiAj— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) December 5, 2017
Additional details weren't immediately available Tuesday afternoon.
As we learn more we will update this story