2 Students Injured, Suspected Shooter Dead At Colo. High School

· Dec. 13, 2013, 9:48 pm

A student armed with a shotgun apparently killed himself after opening fire at a Colorado high school, wounding two fellow students, police said Friday.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the armed student entered the school and said he was looking for a specific teacher. Robinson said another student confronted the gunman and then was shot.

“The teacher began to understand that he was being looked at [and] exited the school,” Robinson said.

“The suspect has been found and has been deceased as a result of what appear to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” he said.

The Associated Press quotes a hospital spokesman as saying the wounded student was taken into surgery. The other wounded student is also being hospitalized with a minor gunshot wound.

The AP says a third student was injured, but it was unclear if that student was shot.

The shooting took place at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, located about 8 miles from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., where 13 people were killed in 1999.

Update at 5:15 p.m. ET. Shooter Thought To Have Acted Alone:

In a second news conference, Robinson said the shooter appeared to be acting alone. He said initially authorities believed there had been a confrontation between the shooter and the student who was most seriously wounded, but it could be that the injured student was simply “in the way.”

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