At least three people were killed and six others wounded on Tuesday in a shooting at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, and a student was quickly taken into custody, law enforcement authorities said.
The shooting at Oxford High School, about 55 km north of Detroit, which was reported shortly before 1 pm EST (1700 GMT), drew a massive response from law enforcement and emergency personnel, the Oakland County Sheriff’s office said.
“We have one suspected shooter in custody along with a handgun,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
“We do not believe there are any other at this time.”
Deputy Sheriff Michael McCabe told reporters at the scene that the suspect was a 15-year-old sophomore at the school who used a semi-automatic handgun.
A teacher was among the wounded, he said.
“He fired multiple shots, I can tell you that,” McCabe said.
McCabe said law enforcement personnel were still searching the school, which was placed on lockdown when the shooting started.