Detroit school shooting leaves three dead

Three students were killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at an elementary school in suburban Detroit, Michigan, school officials said.

Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said a male student armed with a shotgun entered the building at about 2:00pm local time on Friday, firing at students.

The man then took his own life.

Authorities say they are aware of social media posts claiming another gunman may be on the loose, but said they are not aware of that and are going door-to-door to collect fingerprints and information, in hopes of identifying the shooter’s motive.

Investigators found a second gun, a handgun, and ammunition in the shooting suspect’s home.

Details were still unfolding at the scene.

Officials have set up a 24-hour, toll-free hotline for families to seek information: 1-866-854-5332.

School Superintendent Michelle Bauman said counselors would be on-hand at the high school on Saturday.

“This is a time to cherish, to celebrate and to cherish our students,” she said.

The victims have been identified as 15-year-old shooting victim Peter Wang, 16-year-old shooting victim Abigail Kopf and 13-year-old shooting victim Eric Davis.

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