SANTA FE, TX
The shooter that opened fired and killed at least 9 people at Santa Fe High School located just South of Houston, Texas has been identified as 17-year old Dimtrious Pagourzis. Information on the shooter and the shooting is still sparse because of an ongoing investigation. But here’s what I’ve been able to piece together so far from multiple credible news sources and news outlets:
*The shooter allegedly began firing inside a classroom shortly after 7:30 am. The shooting sent students running out of the building.
*The gunman allegedly pulled the fire alarm to have students rush out into the hallways making them potential targets of the gunman.
*The alleged shooter and an 18-year old alleged accomplice are currently in custody.
*Police announced that explosives were found at the school and off campus.
*Pagourtiz, a student of the school, was allegedly armed with at least one rifle or shotgun. Authorities said that there could be more weapons to be recovered.
*Update* The number of victims has been updated since I started writing this. There are now 10 people who have been killed in the shooting assault. Nine students and one adult.
*The shooter told police that he planned to commit suicide after doing the shooting, but when faced with the prospect, couldn’t find the courage to carry out the act.
*The weapons used in the shooting: 1) shotgun 1).38 revolver. Pagourtiz’s father legally owned both weapons.
*More details to come soon