One dead, three injured in Spokane, Washington high school shooting

‘One person has been killed, and three injured in a shooting at the Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane, in the US state of Washington.

Ambulances and medical helicopters were called to the scene and area schools were put on lockdown.

“There is one victim, that’s a student, that is deceased,” Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told reporters.

Initial reports spoke of up to six victims, which was later revised to four. The three hospitalized students are reported to be in stable condition.

The suspect is in custody, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reports.

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told reporters that the shooter had multiple weapons and that his first gun jammed. At that point, the sheriff said, “a student walked up to him, engaged him, and that student was shot. That student did not survive.”‘

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