Ten killed in Texas high school shooting; suspect in custody

No fewer than nine students and a teacher have been killed in a Friday shooting Santa Fe High School in Texas, US.

 

A 17-year-old student dressed in a trench-type coat and armed with three weapons barged inside a classroom at a southeast Texas high school opening fire and killed at least 10 people and terrorizing hundreds more, police and witnesses said.

 

Law enforcement sources feared that the number could rise.

The suspected shooter was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis and was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, sources told NBC News.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, suspect in the Santa Fe High School shooting
Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspect in the Santa Fe High School shooting.via KPRC

Sources also said that Pagourtzis had at least three weapons with him: a shotgun, an assault-style rifle, and a pistol.

Another student, whom Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez described as a “person of interest” in the shooting, was also in police custody.

Dustin Severin, a 17-year-old student, told local NBC affiliate KPRC that he saw Pagourtzis in the hallway shortly before the bullets started flying, and that he was wearing his usual outfit.

 

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