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At least 17 dead in Floridas school shooting

February 14, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
At least 17 dead in Floridas school shooting

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Video shows moment when gunman opened fire inside Florida school

A shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, left at least 17 people dead, officials said Wednesday, and the suspect — believed to be a former student — was in custody.

The shooting suspect was identified as Nikolaus Cruz, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed during an evening news conference.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was under lockdown as police rushed to the scene during the afternoon.

Of the 17 people killed, 12 of them died in the school, two were killed outside, one passed away on the street and another two died enroute to the hospital, Israel said. He added that 15 people were transported to the hospital.

The alleged gunman carried an AR-15 and had “countless magazines,” the sheriff said.

The 19-year-old suspect was wearing a maroon shirt as police led him off to a squad car. Video provided to WSVN appeared to show officers cuffing the suspect in the grass.

Israel said earlier that the suspect was taken into custody “without incident” in an area off school grounds and was “not a current student” at the school. During the evening news conference, the sheriff said the suspect had been expelled for disciplinary reasons.