Another California teenage shooting, happily, claims no lives

A teenage boy with a shaved head crouched in a sniper position with two guns and opened fire at his high school in a San Diego suburb, hitting at least five people with shotgun pellets before police shot and injured him, officials said. The incident at the 2,900-student Granite Hills High School took place less than three weeks after another student killed two classmates and injured 13 others in a gun rampage at Santana High School, just 6 miles (9.6 km) away. Both schools are part of the Grossmont Union High School District and both of the alleged assailants were reportedly taunted by their classmates. Police identified the gunman as 18-year-old Jason Hoffman, a senior at Granite Hills High who was "not very popular" there, according to one student who knew him. A spokeswoman for Sharp Memorial Hospital is quoted by Reuters as saying that 10 people are treated for injuries from the attack, including a 16-year-old boy who was hit in the upper face and chest with buckshot and was listed in serious condition. Hoffman was also listed in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the face and buttocks.

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