Broward County, Florida, authorities have taken a suspect into custody in today’s mass shooting that resulted in “numerous fatalities” with at least 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fourteen victims have been taken to area hospitals.
He has been identified at Nicolas Cruz, 19, a former student at the school.
“He was taken into custody about an hour and a half after he committed this horrific homicidal detestable act,” said Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.
“This is catastrophic,” he said. “There really are no words.”
Early reports indicated “at least 50” may have been shot by the gunman who unleashed a barrage of gunfire late in the school day. The shooter was reported to have been wearing a gas mask during the rampage. The suspect was both inside and outside the school building in theThis post was originally published on this site