When will it end! Three people have died and eight others have been confirmed injured in a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, authorities said.
According to NBC News The suspect, a 15-year-old sophomore, is in custody, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said at a news conference. A handgun was also located, he said.
The three people killed are all thought to be students, he said. Their identities have not been released.
The eight wounded, including a teacher, were taken to hospitals for various injuries, according to officials.
Two were in surgery late Tuesday afternoon, and their conditions were unclear.
Six others were stable, officials said.
Authorities received a 911 call about an active shooter at the school just before 1 p.m., McCabe said. More than a hundred 911 calls came in to dispatch, he told reporters. The suspect was taken into custody at the school within five minutes of the first call.
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.
Authorities did not say what led to the shooting, and McCabe told reporters that the suspect “invoked his right to not speak.”
“He’s not telling us anything at this point in time,” McCabe said.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called the deaths and injuries to others “horrific” and said as time for the community to come together to “help our children feel safe at school.”
“As Michiganders, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect each other from gun violence,” Whitmer said in a written statement.
“No one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home. Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims lives every day.”
“My heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one,” Biden said Tuesday during a visit to a technical school in Minnesota. “That whole community has to be just in a state of shock right now.”