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High school shooting in United States: three students killed, eight people injured in Michigan

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Another high school shooting in the United States left three dead and eight injured, including a teacher. It was a 15-year-old student who opened fire before being arrested by the police on Tuesday, December 30.

A 15-year-old student killed three of his classmates on Tuesday with a semi-automatic handgun and injured eight others, including a teacher, at a high school in the city of Oxford, Michigan, before to be quickly arrested by the police, authorities said.

Speaking on site to reporters, a member of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said the victims were three teenagers aged 14, 16 and 17.

The suspect, who allegedly acted alone, was arrested without resistance after firing between 15 and 20 shots, McCabe said.

Had the alleged perpetrator targeted his victims?

In total, the incident in this city located about 55 km north of Detroit “lasted five minutes,” he said. The alleged perpetrator is not “cooperating” with the police, he said, adding that the police had not immediately determined the reason for the attack and whether the three victims had been intentionally targeted.

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Law enforcement and emergency services were heavily deployed after the incident was reported shortly before 1 p.m. (5 p.m. GMT), the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.

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