Three people were killed and eight others were injured in a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, authorities said.
Police responded to an active shooter at Oxford High School at 12:51 p.m. local time, according to Michael McCabe, the Oakland County undersheriff. Two officers apprehended the suspect within five minutes of the initial 911 call, McCabe said.
The suspect fired between 15 and 20 shots before he was taken into custody. “He did not give us any resistance when he was taken into custody,” McCabe said. McCabe told reporters that the suspect “invoked his right to not speak,” adding, “He’s not telling us anything at this point in time.”
The three people who were killed were all students, Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. They were identified as Tate Myre, 16, Hanna St. Julian, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17.
Police also said one of the eight injured people was a 47-year-old teacher at the high school, which is located about 45 miles north of Detroit. The police are unclear at this stage whether the shooter targeted any specific students.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the Capitol to honor the victims. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Whitmer called the shooting “every parent’s worst nightmare.”
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