Texas, May 18: At least ten people were killed after a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. The incident took place at Santa Fe High School in the city of the same name, located about 50 kilometres southeast of Houston in Galveston County. Also Read - Pistol Shooter Heena Sidhu Opens up on Depression: Speak to Someone Who Has Knowledge | WATCH VIDEO
An armed person walked into an art class at the school and began firing, an eyewitness told CNN. According to assistant principal Cris Richardson, a suspect has been arrested in the shooting at Santa Fe High School. Also Read - Shooting At San Jose Railyard, Several Killed, Shooter Dead | Details Here
The injured included at least one police officer, whose condition is not known, Ed Gonzalez, the Harris County sheriff, said on Twitter. In addition to the suspect in custody, another person has been detained, he said. Also Read - Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary Betters World Cup Score at Asian Championships
The gunman opened fire inside the school at about 7.45 a.m., around the time the school was about to start for the day, according to Joe Giusti, a Galveston County commissioner, the New York Times reported.
In Texas, the eyewitness, Nikki, said students fled the school in a panic, and several other students told local media they heard multiple gunshots. Parent Richard Allen told KTRK he arrived at the school soon after the shooting and reported seeing a number of victims being taken away in ambulances.
“This is no longer an active shooting situation and the injured are being treated,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter. “Large police presence, please avoid the area,” Sheriff Gonzalez added. US President Trump has been briefed on the shooting and is receiving regular updates, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.
“School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!” President Trump tweeted. This is the third school shooting in the past seven days and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the US.