COLORADO SCHOOL SHOOTING – CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver student shot at least one other student at a high school Friday before he apparently turned the gun on himself, authorities said.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the student was wounded when he confronted the gunman at Arapahoe High School in Centennial.
The dead gunman was a male student at the high school, Sheriff Grayson Robinson told reporters. He declined to identify the student.
“We have not been able to locate a second suspect, but that’s part of our ongoing investigation,” the sheriff said.
Officers found another injured student while securing the school, Robinson said.
A student was taken to a hospital in critical condition, said Jason Dunkel, spokesman for Littleton Adventist Hospital.
Students were seen walking toward the school’s running track with their hands in the air. Television footage showed students being patted down.
The school is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.
The USA Today noted that, “The Denver area has been marked by two of the nation’s worst mass shootings. In July 2012, 12 people were shot to death and more than 60 injured at an Aurora movie theater. James Holmes, a University of Colorado graduate school dropout, has been charged in the shootings.”
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