One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting
SANTA FE, Texas — The local sheriff says as many as 10 people may have been killed during a shooting at a high school near Houston, most of them students.
Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzalez Harris County said there “could be 8 to 10 fatalities” from the shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles (48 kilometres) southeast of Houston.
Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.
The sheriff adds that one person is in custody and a second person has been detained. Both are believed to be students.
Dr. David Marshall, chief nursing officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, says one man was undergoing surgery at the hospital Friday morning, following the shooting. He adds that a juvenile has been admitted and a second adult is currently being treated in the emergency room. Officials say at least three people are being treated for gunshot wounds and two people have been detained following a shooting at a high school near Houston.
Gonzalez adds that a police officer was injured but doesn’t know the extent of the officer’s injuries.
KTRK-TV ABC13 VIA AP