At Least Eight Killed in Red Lake School Shooting

At least eight people, including the gunman, are dead and another dozen wounded in a school shooting in Red Lake, Minnesota according to Associated Press reports.

Eight Said Killed in Minn. School Shooting (ABC News)

A gunman opened fire in Minnesota Monday, killing eight people, with the suspect believed among those dead, authorities said. Six of the dead were killed at a high school.

The FBI said eight people died in the mid-afternoon shooting in Red Lake in far northern Minnesota. Tom Lyons, chief deputy for Beltrami County, said up to 14 other people were injured.

An NPR report indicated that some of those wounded are expected to die as well.

Obviously, a horrible tragedy for the families involved. We can expect another round of “troubled teen” stories such as those that followed the Colombine murders a few years ago. This is not, however, a trend.

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Comments

  1. Brian J. says:

    Almost six years ago. April 1999.

  2. tasha moss says:

    i am sorry about the shooting. i will put every one at red lake community in my prayers.

  3. Chelsy Malaterre says:

    My freind went to Red Lake and he said he knew some of those people that got killed and he knew the gunman too and i was surprised that he knew them!!!

  4. Chelsy Malaterre says:

    My freind went to Red Lake and he said he knew some of those people that got killed and he knew the gunman too and i was surprised that he knew them!!!