Friday, 18 May 2018

Santa Fe High School: 10 people dead and another 10 injured in shooting

Ten people have been killed and 10 others are injured after a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, says the state governor.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students.

The suspect is in custody and he is 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, according to CBS News.

Police said explosive devices were found at the school, 40 miles (65km) south of Houston, and off-campus.

Three photos of the suspect

Governor Greg Abbott said the suspect used a shotgun and a .38 revolver that he appeared to have taken from his father, who legally owned the weapons.

Santa Fe Police Chief Jeff Powell said: "There have been explosive devices found inside the high school, and in the surrounding areas adjacent to the high school."

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People embrace outside the Alamo Gym where students and parents wait to reunite following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. ( Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

He advised residents to be aware of any suspicious objects they find.

"Do not touch any items that look out of place," he said, warning residents to immediately call police.

Santa Fe school police officer John Barnes has been named among the injured.

Officer Barnes is in a critical condition and undergoing surgery, according to local media.

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