Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Florida shooting: Casualties reported as suspect arrested

Police in Parkland, Florida, have arrested a suspect after responding to a major shooting incident at a local high school.

More than an hour after the shooting began, the Broward Sherriff's Office said the "shooter is now in custody."

But it warned that the scene at Stoneman Douglas High School "is still active".

School superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters: "there are fatalities involved here."

He also said the suspect was "potentially a former student… that individual, we believe, is in custody."
"So far we have at least 14 victims," the Sherriff's department said, without specifying their condition.

US media outlets reported that up to 20 people may have been injured, while some have been evacuated.

BBC     News.

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