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Denver school shooting suspects believed to be man and minor boy; at least seven victims confirmed: Officials

Details continue to emerge following reports of a mass shooting at a STEM grade school near Denver, Colorado.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, two suspects have been taken into custody as officers continue to investigate the incident at the Highlands Ranch school.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock identified the suspected shooters as two males believed to be an adult and a minor. They are accused of opening fire on students in two separate classrooms, starting in a middle school on the property.

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USA Today indicated that the two suspects are students at the school.

All of the seven victims are identified as at least 15 years old. Authorities think there might be an eighth victim.

The sheriff said the victims’ conditions ranged from stable to critical.

Additional details about the suspects and shooting were not immediately available. Spurlock did confirm that investigators found a handgun at the scene.

In a news conference Tuesday evening, Spurlock called the shooting a “terrible event” and vowed to take the appropriate next steps.

“This is something that nobody wants to happen in their community,” he said. “We’re going to investigate that and we will get to the bottom of it to figure out how and what has occurred.”

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[Featured image: AP Photo/David Zalubowski]