There is a new twist to the story of the high school shooting in Great Mills, Maryland. According to sources, the suspect, Austin Rollins, might have known the female victim of his attack, a 16-year-old girl.
According to St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron, who spoke to a news conference today,
There is an indication that a prior relationship existed between the shooter and the female victim.
Students from Great Mills High School after the shooting incident on March 20, 2018
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School resource officer Deputy Blaine Gaskill was responsible for engaging the gunman at the high school when he started firing. According to authorities, the suspect fired back with his Glock semi-automatic gun when officer Blaine tried to engage him.
Authorities have also disclosed that Rollins, 17, died after the gunfire exchange he had with the school resource officer. However, it is yet to be known who fired the fatal shot.
Emergency crews converge at Great Mills High School on March 20, 2018, after the shooting incident
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However, the shooter was able to shoot two students, the 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, both of whom were shot in the hallway of the school and are seriously injured.
The police is still investigating the extent of the relationship the shooter had with the female victim. Similarly, the motive of the shooting is yet to be known.