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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida: what we know

Wednesday - 14/02/2018 16:49
There have been at least 17 other school shootings in the US in 2018.

A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has left at least 14 people injured, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooter is now in custody. Officials have not yet released the shooter’s identity or motive, but police said he’s male.

The story is still developing. Details, including the casualty count and extent of injuries, could change with more information. Here’s what we know — and don’t.

What we know

  • At least 14 people were injured during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office reported.
  • There have been some deaths, officials said, but so far there is no official estimate as to how many.
  • Around 2:30 pm, a fire alarm went off, then shooting began, student told CBS News.
  • A suspect is now in custody, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Investigators believe there was only one shooter, CBS News reported.
  • Police previously told people to avoid the area, and asked students to remain barricaded.
  • At least some students are now being let out of the school.
  • Several students posted photos and videos from the scene at the time of the shooting:

NEW: (WARNING-graphic scene) Cell phone video that was taken inside a classroom shows students hiding for cover while gunshots are heard in the background pic.twitter.com/FgmQRW18xH

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 14, 2018
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has around 3,000 students.
  • Parkland, Florida, is a bit north of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
A map of the Florida high school shooting.
Javier Zarracina/Vox

What we don’t know

  • The shooter’s identity
  • The shooter’s motive
  • The casualty count and extent of injuries
  • The victims’ identities

For more on America’s gun problem, read Vox’s explainer.

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