Texas school shooting: Houston Police chief Art Acevedo calls for action

Joanna Estrada
May 21, 2018

A Vietnamese immigrant shoots dead 13 people at a civic center in Binghamton, New York in April 2009, before killing himself.

Area hospitals reported Friday that they had treated 14 people for injuries related to the shooting.

Farina said he and Pagourtzis also talked a lot about video games they liked, including so-called first-person shooter games.

According to a statement obtained by Homero De La Fuente of CNN, officials at the school were told Watt will pay for the funerals of those killed in the attack.

Perkins and Tisdale were teachers. San Miguel, who was in the classroom, says the attacker fired his shotgun through the door, hitting Stone in the chest.

Friday's assault was the deadliest in Texas since a man with an assault rifle attacked a rural church late a year ago, killing more than two dozen people. Police have not yet said what might have motivated the attack.

At least 10 people were injured in the attack, including a school police officer who was shot and wounded.

The University of Texas Medical Branch tweeted Saturday evening that it had discharged a male patient teenage patient; a female adult patient was in good condition and an adult male patient remained in critical condition. But the canisters had no detonation device, and the pressure cooker had no explosive material, Henry said.

Shana Fisher, 16, was reportedly in the art room where the shooting took place and was identified as a victim by her aunt on Twitter.

Pagourtzis in jailed on murder charges.

"He then said that if the rest of us moved, he was going to shoot us", Quintanilla said.

Texas school shooting: Houston Police chief Art Acevedo calls for action
Texas school shooting: Houston Police chief Art Acevedo calls for action

Pakistani foreign exchange student Sabika Sheikh was also killed in the shooting, according to a leader at a program for foreign exchange students and the Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC.

He called his daughter's friends, but they weren't responding either.

The gunfire at Santa Fe High School, not far from Houston in southeastern Texas, started Friday morning.

Fighting back tears, her father told The Associated Press on Saturday in Karachi that Sabika was due home in about three weeks for the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. WATCH: Miya Shay reports from medical examiner's officeNUMEROUS VICTIMS AT LOCAL HOSPITALSA Santa Fe ISD police officer, John Barnes, was shot in the upper arm near his chest and is now undergoing surgery. The discovery process by prosecutors would take a long time, he said.

Pagourtzis played on the junior varsity football team and was a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church.

"I'm EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA", he memorably tweeted in 2015. He kills 27 students and five teachers before committing suicide.

Investigators on Friday searched a trailer where they believe the devices were assembled, a law enforcement source said.

The deaths were all but certain to re-ignite the debate over gun regulations, coming just three months after the Florida attack.

On Friday morning, 17-year-old high school student Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire on his fellow students at Santa Fe High School, killing nine students and a teacher.

In many ways, Mr Pagourtzis was a part of the Santa Fe community.

Authorities have not offered any motive. He was being held Saturday without bond.

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