At least three dead and six injured in US school shooting

Student taken into custody following incident at Oxford High School in Michigan

The shooting at Oxford High School, about 55 km north of Detroit, which was reported shortly before 5pm Irish time on Tuesday. Map: Datawrapper

The shooting at Oxford High School, about 55 km north of Detroit, which was reported shortly before 5pm Irish time on Tuesday. Map: Datawrapper

 

At least three people were killed and six others wounded on Tuesday in a shooting at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, and a student was quickly taken into custody, law enforcement authorities said.

The shooting at Oxford High School, about 55 km north of Detroit, which was reported shortly before 5pm Irish time, drew a massive response from law enforcement and emergency personnel, the Oakland County Sheriff’s office said.

“We have one suspected shooter in custody along with a handgun,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “We do not believe there are any other at this time.”

Undersheriff Michael McCabe told reporters at the scene that the suspect was a 15-year-old sophomore at the school who used a semi-automatic handgun. A teacher was among the wounded, he said.

“He fired multiple shots, I can tell you that,” Mr McCabe said.

Mr McCabe said law enforcement personnel were still searching the school, which was placed on lockdown when the shooting started. – Reuters