A student pulled out a gun and shot two other students at a high school in southeast Maryland, Tuesday morning before the shooter was fatally wounded, the St. Mary’s County sheriff says.
The student entered Great Mills High School in Great Mills at the beginning of the school day and shot a female student in a hallway, Sheriff Tim Cameron told News4. A male student also was hit by a bullet.
The 16-year-old female student was stabilized and transfered to UM Prince George’s Hospital Center, and the 14-year-old male victim is in good condition, according to the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
The shooter, a male, has died, the sheriff said.
Information was not available immediately on the relationship between the students, Cameron said. A motive is not yet clear.
The shooter and the officer both fired a round, but authorities don’t know if the officer’s bullet killed the suspect, Cameron said. The officer was not hurt.
“When the shooting took place, our school resource officer, who was stationed inside the school, was alerted to the event and the shots being fired. He pursued the shooter and engaged the shooter, during which that engagement he fired a round at the shooter,” Cameron said.
Cameron said the shooter fired a round simultaneously.
“In the days to come, through a detailed investigation, we will be able to determine if our SRO’s round struck the shooter,” Cameron said.
The school was locked down and the incident was contained, according to the school’s website.