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Two people were injured Thursday night after gunfire erupted at a high school graduation ceremony in Oakland, California.

Oakland Police Lt. Robert Trevino said officers responded to Skyline High School around 7:45 p.m. local time after reports of a shooting inside the school while graduation was taking place.

When officers arrived at the school, two victims, a man and a woman, were found suffering from gunshot wounds. Treviño did not give ages, but said both victims are adults.

Both were transported to the hospital by ambulance and were reportedly in stable condition as of Thursday evening, he said.

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Graduates stand near the departing ambulance

Two people are hospitalized after an isolated shooting during a graduation ceremony at Skyline High School in Oakland, California, according to local police. (FOX 2 KTVU)

The California Highway Patrol also responded to the school to help Oakland officers search inside the building and maintain a perimeter.

The school was determined to be “clear and safe” later that night, Treviño said at a news conference a few hours after the shooting.

“Our officers are very professional, so we are pretty well trained in critical incidents, so we were able to get everyone out safely. There was no one hurt, as far as multiple people trying to get out at the same time,” he said Treviño when asked about the police response.

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The California Highway Patrol also sent officers to the school to assist Oakland police in responding to the shooting. (FOX 2 KTVU)

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While the investigation into the shooting is in its preliminary stages, Treviño said authorities are investigating reports of “some type of dispute” that led to the shooting.

He was not sure exactly how many shots were fired during the incident, but said it was multiple.

Police believe there were multiple suspects involved in the shooting and are “trying to identify exactly how many,” Trevino said. Descriptions of the suspects or a potential vehicle were not available as of Thursday evening.

Skyline High School in Oakland, California

Skyline High School in Oakland, California, was hosting its 2024 graduation ceremony Thursday night when gunfire erupted inside the school. (FOX 2 KTVU)

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Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspects involved can contact the Oakland Police Department’s Felony Assault Unit at 510-238-3426.

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