Thursday, 15 February 2018

Florida shooting: 17 dead in high school attack



At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida, police have said.

 
The suspect has been named as Nikolas Cruz, 19, and is a former student at the school who had been expelled.


As the attack unfolded students were forced to hide as police swooped in on the building.


Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters Mr Cruz killed three people outside the school, before entering the building and killing another 12.
Two people later died after being taken to hospital.


"It's catastrophic. There really are no words," Sheriff Israel tweeted later.


Dr Evan Boyar of Broward Health told reporters late on Wednesday that 17 people total had been taken to area hospitals.


Students are reunited with parents and family after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.




BBC       News.