Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida: What We Know

Well, unsurprisingly (and quite tragically), we have another school shooting.   What we know so far is that there are 17 confirmed murder victims, and 15 wounded.  3 to 4 of the victims were teachers, and the rest appear to have been students.  12 people were killed inside the school building, three were shot dead in the street, and two died in the hospital.

The gunman has been identified as a 19-year-old former student of the school.  He had been expelled, and returned today with an AR-15 rifle to murder people.  A little less clear is the manner of the shooting.  Some reporting suggests he pulled a fire alarm to ambush students as they left their classrooms in response.  The killer then left the scene but was captured by law enforcement.

Student victims also uploaded numerous videos of the shooting, as it happened, to Twitter, and hoax and fake videos were also posted shortly thereafter.  Links to the videos are below, if you are interested.  Obviously avoid if it will be too upsetting for you.

More videos here. (loud)

Doctors held a press conference in the night hours, but did not answer many questions about the conditions of the students, other than to say this was the biggest mass casualty event for Broward Health North.  The doctors, however, do not anticipate more deaths from the hospital, and when asked by the press one doctor said the remaining victims at the hospital will undergo successful surgeries and then go home.

 

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