A former student, Nicolas Cruz, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Seventeen people are reported killed, and at least 14 people are reported injured, according to law enforcement sources. The former student shot through classroom doors into classrooms and in hallways.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel reported in a press briefing at about 6:30 p.m. ET that …
12 people were killed inside the school,
2 people died just outside the school,
1 person died on a roadway outside the school “at the corner of Pine Island” (and presumably Holmberg Road at the northeast corner of the school property), and
2 people died at “the hospital.”
Currently, the number of injured that are fighting to survive is unknown. Physicians at the nearest hospital at a second press conference reported they had three patients listed in critical condition.
The shooter began shooting outside first and moved inside the school to continue shooting.
The shooter had multiple magazines and an AR-15 style rifle. At 6:30 p.m ET at the press conference, Sheriff Scott Israel said he did not know if the shooter had any additional weapons.
Officials identified the Florida school shooting suspect as Nicolas Cruz, believed to be 18 years-old.
Cruz was taken into custody “without incident” about an hour after he left the school — apprehended in Coral Springs south of the crime scene. Police say the shooter was able to escape the school by blending in with other students who were evacuating the school.
The FBI will begin processing what is described as a “horrific scene” inside the school.
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