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10 Killed, Several Injured In Texas School Shooting

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| May 19 , 2018 , 09:49 IST

Ten people were killed and several injured in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in the city of Santa Fe, Texas n United States. The dead include nine students and one teacher. This is the 22nd incident of school shooting in the United States in the last 5 months. Two law enforcement officers were injured as well.

17 years old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a student at the same school used a shotgun and a revolver owned legally by his father to shoot fellow students and teachers. As per local media reports, his firing was not indiscriminate but targeted. He reportedly spared people he ‘liked’.

Pagourtzis has been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault of public servant. Another student has been arrested and is believed to be an accomplice of Pagourtzis.

President Donald Trump issued a statement saying, “We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this horrible attack in Texas. To the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High School – we are with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever...”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered all Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives in the shooting.