17 people, both children and adults, have been killed after a gunman entered a school in Florida
15 Febrero 2018 12:11
Here is what we know about the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida:
- 17 people, both children and adults, have been killed after a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday afternoon and launched an attack.
- 12 people were found dead inside the school, two were killed outside the building, one in the street, and two died later in hospital from their injuries.
- The suspect has been named by police as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. He was arrested at a house in Coral Springs after the shooting and is being held in custody.
- Cruz was armed with an AR-15 rifle and ‘multiple magazines’, police said.
- Cruz was a former student at the high school, but was expelled for disciplinary reasons. A teacher at the school said staff had been warned not to let him back on campus.
- The suspect had reportedly been receiving treatment for mental health issues.
- 12 victims have been identified, police said on Wednesday evening. But no names have yet been released. Sheriff Scott Israel did say a football coach was among those dead.
- 15 victims remain in hospital: five are in a life-threatening condition and 10 have injuries that are not life-threatening.
- Around 2:30 pm, just before class dismissal, the fire alarm went off, and shooting began. A law enforcement official told told CBS News it was believed the suspect pulled the fire alarm before the shooting rampage.
- Students who attended school with Cruz said many classmates predicted he could ‘do something’ to harm them and that he had previously brought guns to school.
- The tragedy is presumed to be the eighth deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. It is also one of at least eight US school shootings so far in 2018.
- President Donald Trump tweeted his ‘prayers and condolences’ to those affected, but decided not to speak about the attack even though his aides advised him to, reports said.
We will update this story when more information comes to light.