At least 17 victims in Florida school shooting, Official says

At least 17 people were dead after a 19-year-old former student opened fire at a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The suspect was identified as Nikolaus Cruz, a former student who had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. He said at least 14 other people were injured in addition to the 17 people killed. NBC News reports.

Deputies in Broward County, Florida, responded to reports of an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday.

Florida local news station WSVN 7 reported at least 20 injured from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is responding to reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Broward County Fire Rescue is reporting that 20 people are injured, according to CNN affiliate WSVN.

Aerial footage from WSVN showed a number of people lying on the ground outside the school, being treated for injuries and moved to ambulances.

Footage from the scene showed students streaming away from the school. Some ran, while others walked quickly in orderly lines with their hands on or above their heads.

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