In high school, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, the shooting occurred.
It is reported by local TV station WSVN 7News. During the incident killed 17 people, including children.
Dozens of people were injured. 14 of the wounded were hospitalized, five of them are in critical condition.
The suspect in the shooting have been detained. USA Today reporters, citing a statement from local law enforcement agencies write that the perpetrator is a 19-year-old Nicholas Cruz, who were previously excluded from this school because of discipline problems.
As stated by the Sheriff, Scott Israel, Cruz was armed with a semi-automatic rifle AR-15 and “countless patrons”. The young man was apprehended just a few miles from the school two hours after the shooting. As stated by the local authorities, the criminal was hospitalized.
“12 people were killed at the school, two in the school building, one outside and two died in hospital. Among the victims were both students, and adults”, – said the Sheriff.
One of the students of the school Michael Katz told reporters that closer to the end of the day he heard the loud sounds that usually produces garbage.
“I heard,” boom, boom, Boom “. Then there were screams everywhere. I immediately ran under the teacher’s Desk. When in the school building ran into police officers, we were able to go outside. Fortunately, my father was waiting for me to take home,” said the teenager.