It’s been confirmed there’ve been ‘multiple fatalities’ in the Florida high school shooting.
Florida Senator Bill Nelson confirmed there have been ‘multiple fatalities’ at Stoneman Douglas High School, following the mass shooting.
Reports also confirmed the gunman involved in the Florida High School Shooting is now in police custody.
Praying for everyone at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Just spoke with Broward Undersheriff to ensure they have everything they need. And just spoke to FBI to make sure all federal resources are being made available to help. Will continue to monitor closely.
— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) February 14, 2018
Helicopter footage, which has been circulating around American media outlets, shows a man in a red shirt surrounded by police officers whilst in handcuffs. It’s believed the person in question is the gunman.
According to various media reports, at least 20 people were injured in the mass shooting.
MORE: Male in red shirt appears to be handcuffed and apprehended by police officers in Parkland, Florida, following shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School https://t.co/1Y5NBGZMdE pic.twitter.com/EmZdGiSPIP
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018
The Broward Sheriff’s Twitter account confirmed the shooter has been placed in police custody:
Shooter is now in custody. Scene is still active. #stonemanshooting
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
While the identity of the shooter hasn’t been confirmed, Broward Schools Superintendent, Robert Runcie also confirmed there’ve been ‘numerous fatalities’.
He also added the alleged gunman is possibly a former student at the school while other unconfirmed reports suggest the shooter is a pupil who’d been expelled in the past.
Authorities are unable to confirm how many fatalities there are at the time of writing.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s department, there’ve been at least 14 ‘victims’ in the shooting: