At least 17 dead in Florida school shooting, suspect in custody
ABC NEWS– BREAKING: At least 17 people are dead following shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officers on the scene tell
A gunman opened fire at a Southern Florida high school today, killing at least 15 people and sending students running for their lives, according to two law enforcement officers on the scene.
— At least 14 victims were taken to hospitals from the incident at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said, though their conditions were not immediately clear.
— The suspect was taken into custody off campus but the scene is still active as SWAT teams clear the school, the sheriff’s office said.
— The suspect slipped out of the school after the shooting by blending in with other students who were trying to escape, according to two law enforcement sources and an eyewitness.
— The suspect’s name is Nicolas Cruz, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
— The sheriff said Cruz is believed to be about 18 years old and is not a current student. He had attended the school but it is not clear when he left, the sheriff’s office said.