February 22, 2018, 4:01

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida: what we know

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida: what we know

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A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has left at least 20 people injured, according to early reports.

The shooter is reportedly still at large, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Officials have not yet released the shooter’s identity or motive, but police said he’s male.

This story is still developing. Details, including the casualty count, could change with more information. Here’s what we know — and don’t.

What we know

  • At least 20 people were injured during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a local fire department told CBS Miami.
  • Around 2:30 pm, a fire alarm went off, then shooting began, a student told CBS News.
  • Police told people to avoid the area, and asked students to remain barricaded.
  • The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the shooting.
  • Some students were let out of the school with their hands in the air, according to CBS Miami.
  • There have been at least 17 other school shootings in the US in 2018, based on data from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates for gun control.

What we don’t know

  • The shooter’s identity
  • The shooter’s motive
  • The casualty count and extent of injuries
  • The victims’ identities

For more on America’s gun problem, read Vox’s explainer.

Sourse: vox.com

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