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Suspect in Custody Following Shooting Incident at Santa Fe High School

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In the early hours of the school day, a shooting has been reported at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, according to authorities. Local media outlets stated that a gunman entered an art class at Santa Fe High School. The shooter’s weapon, according to the accounts by a witness, appeared to be a shotgun.

Witnesses say that that at least one girl was shot in the leg, and at present, those who have been injured have been transported to a Galveston hospital for care. Spokesman Raul Reyes provided what details were available to area media, and in the meantime, multiple fatalities have been reported.

At present, there has been no information released with respect to what may have led to this school shooting incident. Local news KTRK (an ABC affiliate) has reported that the suspect has been taken into custody. The shooting was reported to have taken place between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m., after which Santa Fe Police, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, as well as ATF agents all responded. Afterward, students were being lined up outside the school and requested to deposit their backpacks for the authorities. As a protective measure, other area schools have been placed on lockdown and high alert.