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Two teenaged students were shot at outside a school in Maryland in the United States on Wednesday night in the midst of a a junior varsity basketball game being held in the school premises. 

The two boys, aged 14 and 15, were rushed to a Baltimore hospital after one was shot in the leg and the other in the back. They are said to be out of danger.

The police questioned almost 200 people who were attending the game after bringing them into the school cafeteria, according to The Washington Post

The motive behind the shooting is not yet clear, and the police have said that the gunman is still at large. 

The police have secured the area around the school as they continued to search for the shooter. 

"We have the area locked down," Lt. Bruce DeGrange, a police spokesman, told the Post. 

Parents of students studying in the neighbourhood schools expressed serious concern over the incident. 

"We'll have our basketball games out in the park," Tanika Mayweather, whose 15-year-old son was playing in the basketball game, was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. She also added that she was going to let her son play basketball for the school.