A teenage student was shot dead while several others were critically injured in a shooting by fellow pupils at a suburban Denver school in the US school of Colorado on Tuesday.
“It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that 1 student at the STEM School was killed in today’s shooting incident. The immediate family has been notified. Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann has not officially identified the student is stating it’s an 18 year old male,” the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.
Earlier, Sheriff Tony Spurlock had said that that two shooters walked into the school and opened fire on students in two classrooms. He said a number of students were shot and wounded. The victims are all 15 and older.
Spurlock said the gunmen were both students at STEM School Highlands Ranch and that he had no information about whether anyone was targeted. The sheriff says the shooters are in custody, believed to be a man and a minor boy.
The sheriff said at least a handgun was recovered, but he didn't release other information on weapons.