Denver School Shooting: One Student Killed, 7 Injured After Two Men Open Fire at US School
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Los Angeles, May 8: One student was killed and several others were injured after two unidentified men opened fire at a high school in suburban Denver in the United States on Tuesday. According to details by authorities, an 18-year-old student was killed and seven other were injured in a shooting near Denver, capital of the US western state of Colorado. Local police confirmed that the Police that two suspects were arrested in  connection with the tragic incident. The incident comes just a week after two people were killed and four were left injured after a student opened fire at University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus.

According to reports, the shooting took place at STEM School in Highlands Ranch which has over 1,800 students.  Both the accused are students -- one is an adult male and the other is a juvenile, CNN quoted Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock as saying. "Adult suspect has been identified as Devon Erickson, age 18. We will not be releasing any photos at this time as it could jeopardize this critical on-going invest. We still have interviews to conduct and we want to make sure we have the most accurate information", the Sheriff Office tweeted.  Seattle Shooting: Two Killed After Gunman Opens Fire at Vehicles, Suspect Arrested

Here are the tweets:

Tony Spurlock, Douglas county sheriff confirmed the attack and said the two men walked into the Stem School Highlands Ranch, which is located not far from Columbine High School, and began shooting students in two classrooms.  As soon as the incident was reported, deputies at a nearby sheriff’s department entered the school within minutes and arrested the two suspects.

"It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that one student at the STEM School was killed in today's #stemshooting incident. The immediate family has been notified. Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann has not officially identified the student is stating it's an 18 year old male," Douglas County Sheriff's Office tweeted about five hours after the fatal incident.

Spurlock was quoted by Xinhua news agency saying that two suspects entered the school just before 2 p.m. (local time) and "got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations.