Updated: 5/18/18 6:11 PM
Ten people have died and ten have been injured at the shooting at Santa Fe High School, most of them students, Governor of Texas Greb Abbott confirmed.
The suspect, identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been booked into the Galveston County Jail and is being held on capital murder without bond. Additional charges may follow, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office says.
Two people of interest are being interviewed by authorities, Gov. Abbott didn’t identify them.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said two officers and roving officer were assigned to the high school.
Pagourtzis used both a shotgun and a .38 revolver Gov. Greg Abbott says.
Lt. Gov. Patrick said Pagourtzis was hiding the weapons underneath his coat when he walked on to the school’s property.
“Neither of these weapons were owned or legally possessed by the shooter,” Gov. Abbott added, noting instead they were legally owned by his father.
Gov. Abbott said he has no information as to whether the father was aware the son had taken the weapons.
Authorities found writings in the suspect’s journals on his computer and cell phone that stated Pagourtzis not only wanted to commit the shooting, but also commit suicide after the shooting, Gov. Abbott said.
“As you probably know, he gave himself up and admitted at the time he didn’t have the courage to commit the suicide, that he wanted to take his own life earlier,” Gov. Abbott added.
University of Texas Medical Brand said they recieved four patients.
Not all of the victims have been identified, UTMB said a 15-year-old male was treated and released, a female in her mid-50s is currently in critical condition and is undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to her a leg, and a child suffered an injury to a leg muscle.
One of the injured at UTMB was identified as retired Houston Police officer John Barnes. He sustained a gunshot wound to the arm.
The other victims who were injured and killed have not been identified yet.
Updated: 5/18/18 1:43 PM
10 people are dead in the Texas high school shooting. Nine of those killed are students and one a teacher.
Two law enforcement officers are among those injured, the official says.
Investigators are searching a trailer nearby where it is believed Improvised Explosive Devices were assembled, according to a law enforcement source.
That same source says a pressure cooker and pipe bombs have been found.
The suspect is a 17-year old-male student and is in custody, according to a law enforcement official.
Updated: 5/18/18 1:00 PM
Between eight and ten people have been killed in the shooting in Texas, police say.
The majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
A student was held after the attack. Police said explosive devices were found at the school, 40 miles south of Houston, and off-campus.
The death toll makes this the deadliest school shooting since the one in February at Parkland, Florida.
The attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas left 17 dead and spawned a nationwide youth-led campaign for gun control.
Original Post: 5/18/18 12:46 PM
At least eight people are dead following a shooting inside Santa Fe High School, according to ABC13.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the death toll could rise to 10, those killed including both students and adults. A Santa Fe Internal Security Division police officer has been injured, Sheriff Gonzalez added.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says one suspect is in custody and a second one is detained. According to law enforcement agencies, it appears the shooter is a student.
Witnesses say the shooting took place in an art class on the campus between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m.
Santa Fe Police, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, ATF, and FBI Agents have all responded to the school at 16000 Highway 6.
According to the Texas Education Agency, the high school enrollment is about 1,400 students.
This story is developing, stay tuned for updates.
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