1 Dead, At Least 7 Wounded In School Shooting Near Denver

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to an active shooter at the STEM charter school near Denver Tuesday.

The school was placed on lockdown and all other schools in the district were on lockout.

The Sheriff said in a news conference that at least seven students have been hurt in the shooting and one was killed. The deceased is an 18-year-old male.

Two unidentified suspects are in custody, one adult and one juvenile — both were students at the school.

The adult suspect has been identified as Devon Erickson, age 18.

Medical helicopters were called to the scene. Numerous fire and rescue crews were also requested.

“Unstable situation, shots fired at STEM school at Ridgeline and Plaza. Avoid area. Media go to north side of AMC,” the department tweeted, adding, “still getting info, believe 2 injured. Please find other routes.”

“At 1:53 pm responded to STEM school off Ridgeline Blvd in HR on call of shots fired in school, first update, 2 injured, deputies in process of identifying and locating shooter(s). Still active and unstable scene.”

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