Texas Police Say Four Injured in School Shooting

6 Oct

Texas Police Say Four Injured in School Shooting

Police in the U.S. state of Texas say four people have been injured after an 18-year-old student allegedly opened fire at a high school. 

Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye told reporters Wednesday they received a call about 9:15 a.m. local time at Timberview High School in Arlington, a suburb east of Fort Worth and west of Dallas.

Kolbye said three of the four people injured in the incident were taken to a local hospital, while a fourth had only minor wounds and refused treatment.

The assistant chief said preliminary information indicates the incident stemmed from a fight between two students in a class, and a gun was produced. He identified a student at the school, 18-year-old Timothy George Simpkins, as a suspect in the shooting.

Kolbye said the suspect fled the scene in a car and is still at large. He said multiple state and federal agencies are looking for Simpkins, who they say is armed and dangerous. 

Kolbye said the school was locked down and officers from multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a methodical search of the school, after which students were transported via school bus to a nearby performing arts center to be reunited with their families. 

Some information for this report was provided by the Associated Press. 

 

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