A school shooting left one student dead and several others injured on Tuesday in the US state of Colorado, authorities said.
Two suspects were apprehended after the shooting at the STEM School, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.
“It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that 1 student at the STEM School was killed in today’s #stemshooting incident. The immediate family has been notified. Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann has not officially identified the student is stating it’s an 18-year-old male,” DC Sheriff tweeted.
Spurlock identified one of the suspects as Devon Erickson.
The suspects are believed to be students at the school, Spurlock said.
“Adult suspect has been identified as Devon Erickson, age 18. We will not be releasing any photos at this time as it could jeopardize this critical on-going invest. We still have interviews to conduct and we want to make sure we have the most accurate information,” Spurlock said.
He said earlier that one suspect is an adult male and one is believed to be a juvenile and there were no other suspects.
“8 students injured, several critical, area hospitals. No staff or officers injured,” he added.
The shooting began in the school just before 2 p.m., authorities said. The suspects walked into the school and got deep inside the school engaging students in two separate classrooms, Spurlock said.
Officers did struggle with the suspects to take them into custody, Spurlock added.