Another tragic shooting involving a student at a school has happened. It happened around 8:30 a.m. today at the Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan. Three students were killed in the shooting, according to a spokesperson from the Dearborn Police Department.
One student is still at the hospital in critical condition. According to Fox 2, they were shot multiple times.
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad told Fox 2 that they received a report of a shooting at 9:30 a.m. There were a total of seven reported shots fired, four of them were able to be apprehended and now one student is hospitalized in critical condition.
Four bodies were found inside the school building by Dearborn Police as they were responding to the shooting. The gunman had been killed by police, according to the FOX affiliate.
Fox 2 reports that freshman student Jacob Hall, a varsity baseball player, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Junior Tony Antoine was killed after responding to the gunfire. Junior Katlyn Mercado, who had just been baptized, was killed in the parking lot of the school. A student identified as Otto Zehm was also killed in the shooting.
WXYZ reports that Zehm and two other students attempted to negotiate with the gunman.
Police said that witnesses were crying out for help as they fled the area. Eyewitnesses reported that the gunman was armed with two guns. Investigators believe the shooter’s father owns the weapons, according to Fox 2. Investigators said there was no reason to believe that this shooting was connected to the school and it had no relation to the attack on Wednesday at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
Student Travion Bennett said he saw “blood everywhere.” He said that he was in his first-floor room when a building on campus was set ablaze. The school was put on lockdown shortly after it was set on fire.
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