One student was shot and killed after a gunman opened fire in an Oregon high school Tuesday morning; the gunman was confirmed dead soon afterwards.
“Today is a tragic day for the city of Troutdale and the Reynolds School District,” Troutdale police chief Scott Anderson told the media. “A gunman entered the high school this morning, shot one student, and unfortunately that student has died.”
The police chief then confirmed that the shooter was located and is also deceased.
At a later briefing, Anderson added that the weapon used by the shooter was a rifle, and said that a teacher had suffered “non-life-threatening injuries” and was treated at the scene.
According to Anderson, on-campus police dealt with the shooting as it began to unfold.
“Two resource officers, they were the first responders… they and another tactical team brought this to a conclusion,” Anderson said.
Reports say that over 100 police officers, included SWAT teams, responded to Reynolds High School after an active shooter was reported around 8 a.m. PST.
Speculations about other injuries swirled on social media, with several sources indicating that the school’s track coach may have been wounded.
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By 9:30 a.m. PST, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that “multiple agencies responded” to the situation, saying the “situation is stabilized, the shooter is confirmed deceased.”
Early reports indicated that multiple shooters may have been involved, but police are now saying merely that a single shooter is dead and that the immediate danger to students appears to have passed.
Police were filmed emptying a car outside the high school in the aftermath of the shooting, pulling multiple backpacks out of the trunk — the vehicle may be connected to the shooting.
KPTV reported that a young man was placed in handcuffs and put in the back of a police car, though it’s unclear whether or how he may be related to the shooting.
Reynolds High School remains in lockdown as the buildings are cleared, KPTV is reporting.
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The station is also reporting that the shooter was dressed in all-black tactical gear.
Featured image via KGW-TV.
This story has been updated.
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