USA: 10 dead and six injured in Texas high school shootings

- Published: 19 May 2018
USA: 10 dead and six injured in Texas high school shootings

Ten people were killed and 10 wounded on Friday in a high school shooting in Santa Fe, state governor Greg Abbott reported. "It is with sadness that I can confirm that 10 people were killed and 10 were injured," Abbott told a news conference.

The shooter, a high school student, left explosives in a house and a vehicle, the governor also warned. "One of the reasons we are concerned about explosives is the fact that we have detected different types," he said, referring to a Molotov cocktail.

Greg Abbott explained that the weapons used were a shotgun and a revolver. "According to my information, the shooter recovered these two weapons from his father (...) his father owned these weapons legally.I do not know if the father was aware that his son had recovered these weapons," he said. he detailed.

Trump reacts

US President Donald Trump expressed deep sadness after the deadly shootout, denouncing "a horrible attack".

"This has been going on for too long in our country," he said, assuring his administration was determined to do "everything in his power" to protect students and ensure that "those who pose a threat to themselves and for others "can not hold weapons. "Very sad day, very very sad," he added.

"Born to kill"
On his Facebook and Instagram pages since being taken offline, the suspect published at the end of April photos of a pistol and a knife, as well as a "Born to kill" t-shirt. . According to the governor, these are the "only warning signs". Unlike Nikolas Cruz in Parkland, Florida, Dimitrios Pagourtzis was not known to the authorities.

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Photos published by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, alleged perpetrator of the shooting that killed 10 people in a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18, 2018. - FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM