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First victims identified in Parkland high school shooting

Two of the 17 people killed in Wednesday’s gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been identified.

Assistant football Coach Aaron Feis, who was injured while shielding students from the gunfire, died during lifesaving attempts at a local hospital, CNN reports.

Denise Lehtio, a spokesperson for the school’s football program, praised the coach for his final act of selflessness.

“He died the same way he lived — he put himself second,” Lehtio said. “He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero.”

WPLG-TV and CBS News have reported that 17-year-old Jamie Guttenberg is among those killed in the shooting. Jamie’s parents were among scores of desperate, panicked relatives seeking information about their daughter on social media.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, entered the school with a semi-automatic rifle on Wednesday afternoon, opening fire on students and staff at the school. He was later apprehended and is currently in police custody.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has not released any information about the additional victims.

CrimeOnline will continue to provide updates on this developing story.

 

[Featured image: Facebook/Jamie Guttenberg]