Two Students Opened Fire at Colorado School – 1 Killed 8 Injured; Suspects in Shooting Identified

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A school shooting not far from Columbine High School left one student dead and eight others injured on Tuesday, authorities said.

Here’s what Nexter.org knows about the tragic incident so far.

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Source: Nick Cote for The New York Times

What happened?

A teenager has been killed and eight others injured after two students allegedly opened fire in a Colorado, US school.

The attack at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, near Denver, Colorado, took place on Tuesday, police said. Both attackers have now been arrested and identified.

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Just before 14:00 local time (20:00 GMT) the attackers “walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations”, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.

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Source: Nick Cote for The New York Times

One suspect was a male youth, while the other was an adult man. Both were pupils at the school.

One 18-year-old male pupil was fatally shot. A handgun was later recovered at the scene.

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Source: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

Eight students were taken to local hospitals. Several of the students who were shot are in critical condition, the sheriff said. The youngest victim is 15 years old, he said.

One parent, named in local media as Fernando Montoya, said his 17-year-old son was shot three times and wounded. “He said a guy pulled a pistol out of a guitar case and started to shoot,” Mr Montoya told ABC affiliate Denver 7.

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Source: Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Highlands Ranch is just 8km (5 miles) from Columbine High School – the site of one of the US’s worst school shootings 20 years ago. This is believed to be the 115th mass shooting in the US in 2019.


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