Ten people were killed and 10 others wounded Friday in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas — an incident Gov. Greg Abbott called “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.”
The suspect, who is now in custody, used a shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver that he took from his father, Abbott said.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Here’s what we know so far:
Ten people were killed in the Santa Fe shooting
Authorities said 10 people — mostly students — were killed in the shooting on Friday morning, and 10 more were wounded. Students at Santa Fe High School, which is located about 35 miles southeast of Houston, told local TV stations that the gunman opened fire in an art class during first period.
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston said doctors were treating three patients from the shooting, two adults and one minor. One patient, retired Houston police officer John Barnes, is in critical condition after being shot in the arm while engaging the gunman. Another adult, a woman, was wounded in the leg and was being operated on. The minor had a gunshot wound to the leg, doctors said.
Doctors at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center said eight patients, all students, were treated there. Six were released. Two remain in the hospital. One is in critical condition and the other is in fair condition.
A suspect, believed to be a student, has been taken into custody. Abbott said the suspect turned himself in to authorities. The suspected shooter has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who was booked into the Galveston County Jail on Friday, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said.
Two more people are currently being interviewed as persons of interest in the shooting.
Abbott said the shooter, who had no criminal history, used a shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver that were obtained from his father. Texas Sen. John Cornyn said the shotgun had a shortened barrel, and investigators are still determining if it was legal, according to AP reports.
“There simply were not the same type of warning signs that we’ve seen in so many other shootings,” Abbott said, noting that the suspect posted a picture on his Facebook page of a T-shirt that said, “Born to Kill.” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also told Fox News that the shooting suspect “does not appear…to have had any issues with the school.”