3 Killed, 8 Injured in Shooting at Michigan High School, Suspect Is 15-Year-Old Student

The three students killed at Oxford High School were a 14-year-old female, 16-year-old male and 17-year-old female, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael G. McCabe said at a news conference

Three people were killed and eight more were injured during a shooting at a Michigan High School on Tuesday, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday.

Michael McCabe, undersheriff with the sheriff's office, said the three deceased victims were all students at the suburban Detroit school, and include a 14-year-old female, 16-year-old male and 17-year-old female. Of the eight additional people shot, one was a teacher and seven were students, McCabe said.

Over 100 calls came into the local 911 call center about the shooting, starting at 12:51 p.m. The suspect, described as a 15-year-old student at the school, was taken into custody within five minutes of the calls and a semi-automatic handgun was recovered, McCabe said.

According to McCabe, the suspect "has already invoked his right to not speak" and is not telling authorities any information.

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The suspect did not shoot at officers and was uninjured, said McCabe. McCabe added that authorities know how the suspect got the gun into the school but are not saying more publicly about the matter.

Oxford High School
Oxford High School. Wikimedia

"It's a very tragic situation, obviously," said McCabe.

"This is a uniquely American problem that we need to address, but at this juncture I think we need to focus on the community, the families, supporting all the first responders, including the incredible people at our hospitals that are working so hard to save the lives of those who are fighting for their lives right now," Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who also attended the news conference, said.

Through tears, Whitmer added: "This is every parent's worst nightmare."

Six of the injured victims were in stable condition at the time of Tuesday evening's press conference, and two were in surgery.

McCabe said authorities believe the suspect acted alone, but the investigation is ongoing and include a review of social media.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

*With reporting by Harriet Sokmensuer and Kyler Alvord.

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