Texas high school shooting: Shooter dead, 2 injured sheriff says

One person has been shot at Alpine High School in western Texas, and two shooters are believed to be on the loose, the Brewster County Sheriff's office said Thursday, September 8, 2016.

One person has been shot at Alpine High School in western Texas, and two shooters are believed to be on the loose, the Brewster County Sheriff's office said Thursday, September 8, 2016.

ALPINE, Texas — The shooter in the Alpine High School incident died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told CNN.

One person was shot in the lower extremities and transferred to a local hospital. A police officer was also shot accidentally by a marshal while responding to the school. The condition of the officer is unknown.

There are no other suspects in the shooting.

 

Details about the shooting at the school in Alpine, a community of about 6,500 people roughly 200 miles southeast of El Paso, were thin. The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office initially said one person was shot and two shooters were believed to be on the loose.

The school, which has about 280 students, initially was placed on lockdown, the school district said. But students were being evacuated by 9:40 a.m. CT, the Alpine Avalanche newspaper said on its Facebook page.

In a post reporting the evacuation, the Avalanche included an image of people gathering outside, along a street.

Thursday’s shooting came just over two weeks after the new school year began.