Detective Ed Troyer says the two students were shot just off school grounds and that they ran back to campus.
Two suspects in Tuesday's shooting outside Graham-Kapowsin High School were in custody Wednesday, and one more unidentified suspect was on the loose, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said. However, there were no signs of the shooters being on campus.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Office released video Tuesday of a green Chevy Impala that they say fled the scene of a shooting near Graham-Kapowsin High School. Meanwhile, possible suspects in the shooting remained at-large after fleeing the area, according to authorities.
All other students were safe and being reunited with family.
There was no immediate word on the students' conditions, but officials say both were taken to Tacoma General Hospital.
The shooting suspect fled the scene in a green auto that might be a Chevrolet Impala, police said.
"Deputies are actively sweeping the school grounds, at this point no indications that shooters are on campus", The Pierce County Sheriff's Office tweeted.
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When questioned by a judge in a 30-minute hearing about the stunt, the officer refused to comment, the Times-Union reported . Rojas barricaded himself inside his home but was shot numerous times when cops saw him poke the gun through sliding doors.
Troyer also clarified that it appears the shooting happened across the street from the school, about 30 to 40 yards away and over a fence.
John Gutierrez, 41, who was driving to pick up his son from the school, said he noticed the sheriff's deputies on his way to the school and added he was asked to leave the parking lot when he arrived.
In the moments that followed the shooting, Graham-Kapowsin High School was placed on lockdown, along with nearby Frontier Middle School and Nelson Elementary.
"It is scary, but I know my son is OK".
The school district announced the lifting of the lockdown at Graham-Kapowsin, as well as the two-hour delay of the start of school there Wednesday. Gutierrez also revealed how he got a text from his son saying he can't leave the school as they are going on lockdown. The male students shot were hospitalized and expected to survive.
Troyer said the two victims are boys.