Student opens fire in Colorado school, wounds two classmates
In yet another school shooting incident in the US, a student opened fire inside a high school in Colorado, US, wounding two before apparently taking his own life.
Zee Media Bureau/Ajith Vijay Kumar
Washington: In yet another school shooting incident in the US, a student opened fire inside a high school in Colorado, US, wounding two before apparently taking his own life.
The worrying incident occurred at Arapahoe High School in Centennial in Colorado at 10.30 am local time.
Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the gunman "identified a specific teacher at Arapahoe High School that he was interested in confronting, and that teacher was informed of the situation and exited the school quickly."
“The suspect in the shooting is dead from what appears to have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said.
Authorities have contacted his family, the Sherriff said without revealing his identity.
Arapahoe High School is in the vicinity of Columbine High School where two senior students murdered 12 students and one teacher on April 20, 1999.
On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside of a The Century movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, where a gunman had gone on a shooting spree on July 20, 2012 is also nearby.
Other schools in the area were shut as a precaution.
On December 14 last year a similar shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut had killed 2O students and 6 teachers. Madman Adam Lanza later took his own life.