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Three dead, six wounded in Michigan school shooting

Police said that three people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting at a high school outside of Detriot, Mich., NBC News reported

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office undersheriff Michael McCabe said on Tuesday that the three people killed are believed to be students, adding that one teacher was among the six people injured in the incident. 

McCabe told reporters that authorities started to receive 911 calls just before 1 p.m., saying that more than 100 emergency calls related to the incident came through the dispatch.

The shooting happened at Oxford High School, which is located roughly 45 miles north of Detroit, per NBC News. 

The suspected shooter was identified as a 15-year-old sophomore at the school, McCabe said. 

The suspect was arrested and taken into custody, according to McCabe, NBC News reported. Officers recovered a handgun from the scene.

According to CNN, McCabe said authorities believed the suspect in the shooting “acted alone.” 

This comes as the scene remains active, with multiple law enforcement and medical officials at the high school.  

Oxford High School students who were evacuated from the campus were taken to a nearby store where they could be found by their parents and guardians, NBC News reported.

Authorities were searching the school campus for additional victims from the incident, according to CNN. 

Oxford High School parent Robin Redding told The Associated Press that there have been rumors at the school about a possible incident happening, ABC affiliate WZZM reported 

“He was not in school today,” Redding told the AP, referring to her son, who is a senior at the school. “He just said that ‘Ma I don’t feel comfortable. None of the kids that we go to school with are going today.'”

In a Twitter thread, Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) expressed her condolences to the victims of the incident. 

“I am horrified by the shooting at Oxford High School today. I’ve been talking with Oxford leaders, parents and students and we are all praying for the health of those injured, and the well-being of all our young people, many of whom are in shock,” Slotkin wrote.

“In this moment of tragedy, there are heroes showing who they are. Thank you to everyone who is stepping up to help in our community’s time of need,” Slotkin added.

In a statement, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) expressed her condolences for families who lost loved ones in the incident and thanked first responders for their immediate work at the scene.

 “As Michiganders, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect each other from gun violence. No one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home,” Whitmer said in the statement. 

“Gun violence is a public health crisis that claims lives every day. We have the tools to reduce gun violence in Michigan,” she added. “This is a time for us to come together and help our children feel safe at school.”

“My heart is with the parents who had their children taken from them today and with the entire community in Oxford,” Whitmer continued.

— Updated at 4:14 p.m.

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