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2 High School Shootings In Less Than 24 Hours Leaves 7 Students Shot, At Least 1 Dead
At least one student is dead and others are reported shot.
On Tuesday, gunfire erupted inside a Kentucky high school, resulting in one fatality and at least 7 injured people. Some of the injured needed to be airlifted to hospitals, CNN reports.
Gov. Matt Bevin said tweeted out, "Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS ... Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded.”
The person who died is believed to be a student. At least five students were shot.
A relative of teens who were inside the school described the panic.
“They were busting down the gates and fences just to get out," Shea Thompson told NBC News.
The details are still unfolding. The tragedy comes just one day after another school shooting a few states away.
In Italy, Texas on Monday a 15-year-old female student was shot by a 16-year-old male classmate inside their high school cafeteria. The victim had to be airlifted to a hospital. The suspect was apprehended almost immediately.
Cassie Shook, a 17-year-old student described the chaos to The Associated Press. She said she was driving up towards the school when she saw "the doors fly open and everyone screaming and running out of the building."
Shook claimed that she complained about the suspect twice to school officials and that he was known to have disciplinary issues. He allegedly authored a hit list in the eighth grade, and Shook claims her name was on that list. The shooter’s name has not been released. Police said he fired several shots at the victim with a semi-automatic .380 handgun.