Florida school shooting leaves 17 dead

ANI | Updated: Feb 15, 2018 05:55 IST

Florida [United States], Feb 15 (ANI): 17 people were killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

"I'm saddened to say that 17 people lost their lives."- Sheriff Scott Israel #stonemanshooting," The Broward County Sheriff's Office posted on Twitter.

As per local media reports, the incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, northwest of Fort Lauderdale, was carried out by 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz.

The suspect was a former student and was expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)