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School shooting in Mexican border state leaves multiple victims: WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

January 18, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
School shooting in Mexican border state leaves multiple victims: WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

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A school shooting in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon has resulted in multiple victims shot, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.

The events unfolded at the start of Wednesday’s school day, shortly after 8 a.m. at Northeastern American College, which is a private high school in the residential neighborhood of Paseo, located south of the capital of Monterrey.

Authorities say an armed suspect, identified as 15-year-old Federico Guevara Elizondo, who is a student at the school brandished a .22 caliber pistol during class and shot four people at close range before turning the gun on himself.

Officials said Nuevo Leon State Police rushed to the scene after receiving initial calls of a shootout at the high school

Three of the victims, including the teacher identified as 24-year-old Cecilia Cristina Solís, as well as the students, 14-year-old Ana Cecilia Díaz Ramos, and Luis Fernando Ramirez, age 14, remain in critical condition with gunshot wounds to their heads.

Officials said a third student, 15-year-old Manuel Chávez, remains in stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound to his arm.

Elizondo was reportedly declared brain dead, according to the Mexican newspaper Proceso.

Multiple reports suggest the student suffered from apparent bouts of depression and had been receiving phycological treatment for his condition.

Governor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón said there is an ongoing investigation to determine what caused the teen to carry out the attack inside the campus classroom.

The Mexican publication released a video of the school shooting, which can be viewed below. Viewer discretion is advised.

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