At least three students were killed and six other people, including a teacher, were wounded on Tuesday in a shooting at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, and a student was quickly taken into custody, law enforcement authorities said.
A massive response of police and emergency personnel followed the shooting, which was reported at Oxford High School, about 55km north of Detroit, shortly before 1 pm, the Oakland County Sheriff’s office said.
“The suspect fired multiple shots,” Undersheriff Michael McCabe told reporters at the scene. “There are multiple victims. It’s unfortunate I have to report that we have three deceased victims right now, who are believed to be students.”
The alleged shooter, a 15-year-old sophomore at the school, was quickly taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies without resistance after firing 15 to 20 shots with a semi-automatic handgun, McCabe said.
“The whole thing lasted five minutes,” McCabe added.
Officials said they believe the student acted alone.
McCabe said law enforcement personnel were still searching the school, which was placed on lockdown when the shooting started.