At least 17 people were killed Wednesday in a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
The suspect, 19-year-old former student Nikolaus Cruz, is in custody, the sheriff said. The sheriff said he was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons. Police are investigating his digital profile, he said. So far, what they’ve found is “very, very disturbing,” Israel said.
At least 17 people have been taken to area hospitals, said Dr. Evan Boyar of Broward Health.
Law enforcement responded to reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shortly before 3 p.m. The shooting sent students and staff streaming out of the school in a panic.
The victims included students and adults, Israel said. Twelve were killed inside the building and two died outside, he said. One died in the street and two died at the hospital, the sheriff said.
Car drives into Carnival parade in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — A car drove into a crowd at Carnival procession in a German town on Monday, injuring several people, police said.
A large number of police are at the scene in Volkmarsen, about 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of Berlin, and the driver was arrested, Northern Hesse police said.
Local media reported at least a dozen injuries, including children, but police could not immediately confirm the information.
Police said they couldn’t immediately provide further details and urged people not to spread “unconfirmed reports” about the crash.
Police say they have not received any reports of any deaths, and don’t have a specific number of injuries yet. They say it is too early to say what caused the car to crash into the crowd.
Video from the scene showed a silver Mercedes station wagon with its hazard lights blinking on the sidewalk, while emergency crews walked by.
The regional Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper reported that witnesses said the driver drove around a barrier blocking off traffic from the parade, but that it wasn’t yet clear whether he intentionally headed toward the crowd.
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Police Responding To Incident At Mar-a-Lago
#BREAKING Police are responding to gunshots at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Two people are being held in custody after a black vehicle breached two security checkpoints at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
The incident took place hours ahead of the president’s planned trip there.
The vehicle was heading to the property’s main entrance, NBC News said, citing the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office.