Two killed, 17 injured after teen open fires at a Kentucky school

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  • A shooting in a Kentucky left two people dead and at least 17 wounded
  • The 15-year-old gunman will be charged  with murder and attempted murder

A shooting in a high school in a rural area of Kentucky in the United States left two people dead and at least 17 wounded on Tuesday.

According to CNN, a 15-year-old male student was arrested at the scene in a “non-violent” manner  and will be charged with murder and attempted murder, Gov. Matt Bevin said. Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards said it’s likely the suspect will be charged as an adult.

“I can not believe it happened in a small, tightly knit community like Marshall County,” said Bevin.

“He was apprehended by the sheriff’s department here on site, at the school, thankfully before any more lives could be taken,” Kentucky State Police Lt. Michael Webb said.

This is the first shooting incident at a US high school in 2018.

Police did not release any identities, nor did they describe a motive. Detectives are looking into his home and background.