At least one person was killed and eight others were injured after shooters opened fire at a Colorado high school, authorities have confirmed.
Two suspects - identified as Devon Erickson, 18, and a juvenile accomplice - were arrested on Tuesday, May 7.
The shooting occurred at a STEM school in Highlands Ranch, a Denver neighborhood which is about 7 miles from Littleton.
Officials didn't give the identification of the student who died but they said the victim was an 18-year-old male.
It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that 1 student at the STEM School was killed in today’s #stemshooting incident. The immediate family has been notified. Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann has not officially identified the student is stating it’s an 18 year old male.
— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) May 8, 2019
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said during a press conference that both Devon and the juvenile suspect were students of the school.
Authorities don't know both of the suspects.
According to the officials,
(the suspects) walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations. There were a number of students that were shot and injured.
Several among the eight injured students rushed to hospitals were in critical condition. But four others were released from the hospitals by Tuesday night.
#stemshooting Sheriff says suspects 1 adult male, 1 juv male in custody. No other suspects. 8 students injured, several critical, area hospitals. No staff or officers injured. Working with DA to get search warrants for suspect car at school and suspects' homes.
— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) May 7, 2019
The first deputies responded to the scene just in minutes after being notified about the shooting at the school.
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