Law enforcement officials revealed Friday afternoon that they believe “fewer than” 10 people have died as a result of a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.
A press conference shortly before 12:30 p.m. (EST), where officials provided additional details about this morning’s deadly incident at Santa Fe High School. Santa Fe Independent School District (SFISD) Police Chief Walter Braun said officials are aware of at least six people, including one SFISD officer, are being hospitalized in light of the shooting. Conditions of those being hospitalized are unknown at this time.
While Braum claimed they can confirm multiple fatalities — “fewer than” 10 — he said officials will not release additional information until they can “confirm an exact number.”
Right now, Braum said police have one suspect and one person of interest in custody. Reports have indicated that both are students that attend the high school.
Braun revealed that explosive devices were found at the school and in surrounding areas. A statement from the school district indicated that authorities are in the process of determining if they’re safe.
Nevertheless, Braum cautioned citizens to stay vigilant and to report any suspicious items to police.
“Please pray for SFISD,” he concluded.
Video of the press briefing can be viewed below.
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— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) May 18, 2018
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