10 dead, more wounded
In Santa Fe, Texas, just southeast of Houston, a community is mourning the loss of 10 innocent lives (at the latest count). At least one gunman opened fire at Sante Fe High School.
Two teenage men have been detained:
JUST IN: One of two people detained in Texas school shooting identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis – law enforcement source pic.twitter.com/nUWLlbQlRj
— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) May 18, 2018
UPDATE: A second person in custody is 18 years old and is believed to be a possible accomplice to the suspect in the Texas shooting, but not the shooter, according to a law enforcement official, reports @evanperez
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) May 18, 2018
Explosive devices have been located on and off campus.
Harris County Sherrif Ed Gonzales briefed reporters:
From local ABC news:
At least one gunman opened fire at a Santa Fe High School killing eight to 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. Now possible explosive devices have been located both at the school, and at a site off campus. Anyone who sees anything suspicious is urged to call 911.
Law enforcement sources tell ABC13 that 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis was the gunman in the deadly shooting.
…Witnesses say the shooting took place in an art class on campus between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Students were evacuated from the building, and backpacks were searched before they were transported to Alamo Gym at 13306 Highway 6 to be reunited with their parents.
“We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, ‘Start running,'” student Leila Butler said.
President Trump issued a statement:
We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this horrible attack in Texas. To the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High School – we are with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever… pic.twitter.com/LtJ0D29Hsv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
Texas Senators Cornyn and Cruz and Texas Governor Abbott give a press conference:
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