One Teenager Dead and Several Injured in a High School Shootout in Colorado; Suspect Identified

Updated On 08 May, 2019 Published On

A teenager was killed and seven others got injured after two students allegedly opened fire in a high school in Colorado.

The shootout at STEM School Highlands Ranch, near Denver, Colorado, occurred on Tuesday, said the police.

One 18-year-old male student was killed, eight other pupils were wounded, and a gun has been recovered from the scene.

Both the gunmen have been arrested.

Two suspects; an adult man and a young man named Devon Erickson have been arrested by the authorities.

Both the shooters were students of the high school.

The shooting went down just before 14:00 local time (20:00 GMT).

According to Tony Spurlock, Douglas County Sheriff the shooters,

walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations

The Sheriff said the Colorado school immediately contacted the police after the shooting and the officials arrived just two minutes later.

The high school was immediately shut down and put under lockdown while the police investigated the crime scene.

The lockdown was lifted at around 15:00 local time (21:00 GMT).

Highlands Ranch is 5 miles (8km) from Columbine High School where one of America's worst high school shootings went down.

The shootout in Colorado is believed to be the 115th public shooting in the United States in 2019.