Police say one male has died and an officer was injured after pictures had been fired at college in US metropolis of Knoxville.
Police within the US metropolis of Knoxville, Tennessee, say one particular person has died and a police officer has been wounded in an incident at an area highschool on Monday afternoon.
In a press release shared on Twitter, the Knoxville Police Division (KPD) mentioned regulation enforcement officers responded to a report “of a male topic who was presumably armed” at Austin-East Magnet Excessive College in Knoxville.
“Upon strategy of the topic, pictures had been fired,” the division mentioned.
The officer was struck at the least as soon as, police mentioned and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injures.
“One male was pronounced deceased on the scene, whereas one other was detained for additional investigation,” the KPD mentioned in its assertion, including that no different gunshot victims had been recognized.
– Officer Concerned Capturing at Austin East Excessive College – @TBInvestigation would be the lead investigating company and supply additional info because it turns into out there. pic.twitter.com/Hjetzf1vNT
— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) April 12, 2021
The police division had earlier mentioned “a number of gunshot victims” had been reported.
It mentioned the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a state-level division, would lead the probe into what occurred.
Earlier on Monday, tv information photos confirmed police and fireplace crews surrounding the college in east Knoxville.
“Knox County Colleges is responding to a capturing that occurred this afternoon at Austin-East Magnet Excessive College. We’re gathering details about this tragic scenario and can present further info as quickly as doable,” Knoxville colleges Superintendent Bob Thomas mentioned on Twitter.
“The college constructing has been secured and college students who weren’t concerned within the incident have been launched to their households,” Thomas mentioned.
Knox County Colleges is responding to a capturing that occurred this afternoon at Austin-East Magnet Excessive College. We’re gathering details about this tragic scenario and can present further info as quickly as doable.
— Bob Thomas (@KnoxSchoolsSupt) April 12, 2021
America has seen a string of shootings in current weeks.
Ten folks had been killed when a gunman opened fireplace in a grocery retailer in Boulder, Colorado, on March 23.
Eight folks, together with six Asian ladies, had been additionally killed in March when a gunman attacked three separate spas within the Atlanta, Georgia, space.
Final week, US President Joe Biden unveiled a sequence of govt actions to handle gun violence – his first key motion on gun management since taking workplace.
“Gun violence on this nation is an epidemic and it’s a global embarrassment,” Biden mentioned at a White Home ceremony on Thursday.