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Girl critical after Los Angeles school shooting

Doctors say a 15-year-old boy is in fair condition after being shot in the neck in a school shooting, and a female student suffered a skull fracture, bruising to the brain and a significant blood clot.

Neurosurgeon Dr. James Ausman says the 15-year-old girl was unconscious when she arrived at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Tuesday and went into surgery within 30 minutes to remove the clot.

She is in critical condition and remains sedated. Her family is by her side.

Deputy Police Chief Patrick Gannon says both victims were hit by one bullet that was fired when a gun in a backpack apparently went off by accident at Gardena High School.

The 17-year-old student who brought the gun said he was sorry after it went off. He's being interrogated by police.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.