Two Students Shot inside Chicago High School

CHICAGO (AP) - A 15-year-old high school student shot another student in the leg with a handgun Tuesday, and the bullet apparently ricocheted and wounded the shooter, police said.

The two were taken to hospital in "critical/serious" condition, the Chicago Fire Department said.

Police initially said the students were in good condition.

The shots were fired at the Chicago Vocational Career Academy on the city's South Side around 2:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. A student with a handgun shot an unarmed 14-year-old student in the leg, and a bullet apparently ricocheted and struck the shooter in the leg.

She said a gun was recovered at the scene.

School officials could not immediately provide any information.

It was the second shooting in less than a month at the school, which has about 2,000 students in grades 9-12. On March 22, two students standing in the parking lot were wounded after a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Bond said.

Those students recovered, but no arrests were made, she said.