One of the Most Heinous Attacks in the History of Texas Schools: Who Are the Victims of Santa Fe Mass High School Shooting? (NEW PHOTOS) – UPD

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Ten people were killed in a high-school in Santa Fe, Texas. The suspected gunman was arrested, authorities said. Follow Nexter.org to know more.

Who are the victims?

Prayers were said at churches across Texas and the nation on Sunday for those killed and wounded in the nation’s latest school as investigators tried to learn what motivated a teenager to allegedly go on a rampage with his father’s guns and homemade bombs.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott attended a service at Arcadia Baptist Church in Santa Fe, where congregants prayed for the loved ones of the eight students and two teachers gunned down and the 13 people wounded.

Details of the 10 people who died are still emerging. Authorities released the names of those who died: Jared Black, Shana Fisher, Christian Riley Garcia, Aaron Kyle McLeod, Glenda Perkins, Angelique Ramirez, Sabika Sheikh, Christopher Jake Stone, Cynthia Tisdale and Kimberly Vaughan.

See heartbreaking new photos, covering “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools,” and described the suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, as “evil, according to the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

The community in Santa Fe, Teas, continues to mourn the loss of 10 people killed on Friday during the country’s latest mass inside a school.

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Source: today

Santa Fe High School sophomore Averi Gary (center) is comforted during a vigil after the deadly mass in Texas on Friday.

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Source: David J. Phillip/AP

People react outside the unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a at Santa Fe High School Friday.

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Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

A young woman mourns after a May 18, 2018 school at Santa Fe High School left multiple fatalities.

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Source: Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune

Texas City Police Department SWAT vehicle leaves the scene at Santa Fe High School 

Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images

People react outside the unification center at the Alamo Gym

Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Law enforcement officers respond

Source: Harris County Sheriff’s Office

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Source: KTRK-TV ABC13 via Associated Press

In a nutshell

Ten people, mostly students, were killed in Santa Fe High School after a gunman opened fire on Friday morning, Gov. Greg Abbott said.

  • One suspect was arrested and a second “person of interest” was detained, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news conference Friday morning.
  • Both of the students attended the Santa Fe High School.
  • The suspect was identified by multiple law-enforcement sources as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, authorities said.
  • Pagourtzis is being held without bond on a capital murder charge, and is currently in the Galveston County Jail, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a statement.
  •  Gov. Greg Abbott said 10 other people were wounded in the massacre, which he called “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.”
  • None of the victims have been identified.
  • There were also explosive devices found at the school and in the surrounding areas, Santa Fe Independent School District Police Chief Walter Braun said.
  • Authorities were “in the process of rendering them safe,” the school district said in a statement.

The shooter 

Pagourtzis was armed with two firearms, including a shotgun and a .38 revolver, Gov. Greg Abbott told news outlets on Friday afternoon. Both weapons appeared to have been legally purchased by Pagourtzis’ father, and Abbott said there was no information to suggest that he knew his son had obtained them.

Here’s the photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly school in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston.

Source: Galveston County Sheriff’s Office via Associated Press

A Facebook page believed to belong to Pagourtzis appeared to be taken down on Friday, but screenshots published by some news outlets indicated he went by the nickname Dimitri and had posted photos of a T-shirt that read “Born to Kill.”

The student said he heard at least 16 or 17 gunshots in total.

“We smelled the gunpowder and you could hear the shots,” he said. “We knew it was the real deal.”

Some of the students who survived the expressed frustration that school shootings were now commonplace, and that they were unable to feel safe in their own classrooms.

When asked by a reporter whether she was surprised that a had occurred at her school, one student said she wasn’t.

“It’s been happening everywhere. I always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here too,” she said.


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