Sheriff: Suspect in Colorado high school shooting dead

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - UPDATE- 2:56 p.m.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff said they know the identification of the shooting suspect but are not releasing their name at this time. He also said the suspect is deceased from a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound.

KMGH reports the shooter entered the school with a shotgun looking for a specific teacher.

UPDATE- 2:47 p.m.

Hospital spokesman: 1 student in critical condition after Colo. high school shooting reports. -via AP

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UPDATE: 2:25 p.m.

A suburban Denver student shot at least one other student at a high school Friday before he apparently turned the gun on himself, authorities said.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the student was wounded when he confronted the gunman at Arapahoe High School in Centennial.

Officers found another injured student while securing the school, Robinson said.

A student was taken to a hospital in critical condition, said Jason Dunkel, spokesman for Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Students were seen walking toward the school's running track with their hands in the air. Television footage showed students being patted down.

The school is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.

Our sister station 7 News in Denver is reporting more than 20 police vehicles have responded to the incident.

NBC news has reported at least two people have been injured.

The school is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.

Surrounding schools have been placed on lockdown.

Details are limited at this time.

Our Scripps national desk has put together a Storify to timeline the incident and provide developing information.

 

Stay with 41 Action News and KSHB.com for updates on this developing story.

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