SAN FRANCISCO — A shooting in front of two San Francisco schools in the Excelsior District Tuesday afternoon left three students injured with one in critical condition, according to police, CBS San Francisco reported.

Police said they responded to a report of shots fired around 3:17 p.m. and initially confirmed one victim in the shooting.

The shooting occurred in front of 325 La Grande Avenue, which is the campus for both the June Jordan School for Equity and City Arts and Tech High School.

A San Francisco Unified School District spokesperson said shots were fired outside the school right around dismissal time.

SFPD later confirmed that three people were shot in the school parking lot. The three victims then ran inside the school.

One victim, a female, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Two male victims suffered non life-threatening injuries. All victims are juveniles who attended June Jordan.

SFPD believes at least one of the victims was targeted.

A mother who was at the school to pick up her child from school said that she heard six shots.

SFPD at first thought it was an active shooter scene because they found the victims inside the school. They did a room-by-room search and determined there was no active shooter, CBS SF reported.

Police searched the area for a suspect and told residents and businesses in the area to stay inside.

Four male suspects were seen running away. The suspects are currently still at large.

At about 4 p.m., SFPD declared the school safe and lifted the lockout, according to the school district.