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NBC News 7 May 2019

Officers Heard Shots Upon Entering Colorado School

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Multiple people were injured and two suspects are in custody after a shooting was reported at a Colorado STEM school in Highlands Ranch. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports that officers heard shots upon entering the school and it is now in the process of being evacuated.


Police shot and wounded a student in a school classroom in Waukesha, Wisc. after he pointed a gun at officers, authorities said Monday.
A number of people are believed to have been injured after a stabbing at London Bridge, police have said.

The Met said one man had been shot by police and it was treating the incident "as though it is terror related".

The force earlier said it had detained a man. London Ambulance Service has declared a "major incident".

The BBC's John McManus, at the scene, said he had seen a group of men in a fight on the bridge. Police then arrived and shots were fired, he said.

British Transport Police said London Bridge station was currently closed and no trains would be stopping there.

Police have advised people near the scene to follow directions from officers on the ground.
A Wisconsin police chief says an officer shot an armed male student at a suburban Milwaukee high school after the suspect pointed his gun at officers. (Dec. 2)
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and a rifle was seized after the teen threatened to shoot other students and staff at his Los Angeles-area middle school, authorities said Friday. (Nov. 22)

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. >> Announcer: THIS IS AN NBC
>> Announcer: THIS IS AN NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT.
NEWS SPECIAL REPORT. HERES LESTER HOLT.
HERES LESTER HOLT. >> HELLO AGAIN, EVERYONE.
>> HELLO AGAIN, EVERYONE. WERE COMING BACK ON THE AIR
WERE COMING BACK ON THE AIR WITH AN UPDATE FOR YOU ON THE
WITH AN UPDATE FOR YOU ON THE SCHOOL SHOOTING FOR YOU THIS
SCHOOL SHOOTING FOR YOU THIS AFTERNOON IN SUBURBAN DENVER IN
AFTERNOON IN SUBURBAN DENVER IN A COMMUNITY CALLED HIGHLANDS
A COMMUNITY CALLED HIGHLANDS RANCH.
RANCH.
DETAILS ARE STILL COMING IN, BUT AUTHORITIES SAY AT LEAST SEVENUT
AUTHORITIES SAY AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED AND TWO
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED AND TWO SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO
SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITH A POSSIBLE THIRD
CUSTODY WITH A POSSIBLE THIRD SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE.
SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE. DOUGLAS COUNTY UNDERSHERIFF
DOUGLAS COUNTY UNDERSHERIFF HOLLY NICHOLS KLUTH BRIEFED
HOLLY NICHOLS KLUTH BRIEFED REPORTERS JUST MOMENTS AGO.
REPORTERS JUST MOMENTS AGO. >> WE HAVE SEVEN CONFIRMED
>> WE HAVE SEVEN CONFIRMED INJURIES, POSSIBLY EIGHT.
INJURIES, POSSIBLY EIGHT. WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE IS
WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ANOTHER SUSPECT IN THE SCHOOL,
ANOTHER SUSPECT IN THE SCHOOL, HOWEVER, THEY ARE STILL CLEARING
HOWEVER, THEY ARE STILL CLEARING THE CLASSROOMS AND MAKING SURE
THE CLASSROOMS AND MAKING SURE THE SCHOOL IS SAFE.
THE SCHOOL IS SAFE. WE DO NOT HAVE AN SRO CURRENTLY
WE DO NOT HAVE AN SRO CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO THAT SCHOOL, BUT WE
ASSIGNED TO THAT SCHOOL, BUT WE DID HAVE SROs IN THE AREA.
DID HAVE SROs IN THE AREA. AND OUR SRO LIEUTENANT WAS ONE
AND OUR SRO LIEUTENANT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ON SCENE.
OF THE FIRST ON SCENE. ANY QUESTIONS?
ANY QUESTIONS?
>> Reporter: WHEN YOU SAY
>> Reporter: WHEN YOU SAY
INJURED, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT STUDENTS?ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT
STUDENTS?
>> YES, I BELIEVE SO. >> Reporter: ANY FATALITIES?
>> Reporter: ANY FATALITIES? >> WE DONT KNOW YET.
>> WE DONT KNOW YET. >> WERE THEY STUDENTS?
>> WERE THEY STUDENTS?
>> WE DONT KNOW.
>> WE DONT KNOW.
WE BELIEVE THEY WERE JUVENILES,
WE BELIEVE THEY WERE JUVENILES,
BUT THEY DONT KNOW THAT YET. >> Reporter: WHAT ARE THE NATURE
>> Reporter: WHAT ARE THE NATURE OF THE INJURIES AND HAVE THEY
OF THE INJURIES AND HAVE THEY BEEN TAKEN FROM THE SCHOOL?
BEEN TAKEN FROM THE SCHOOL? >> THEY EVER BEEN TAKEN TO AREA
>> THEY EVER BEEN TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS.
HOSPITALS.
>> DO YOU KNOW THE AGE OF THE VICTIMS?U KNOW THE AGE OF THE
VICTIMS?
>> WE DONT KNOW THAT AT THIS
>> WE DONT KNOW THAT AT THIS
TIME.
TIME.
>> Reporter: WERE THEY STUDENTS
>> Reporter: WERE THEY STUDENTS
IN THE SCHOOL?
IN THE SCHOOL?
>> WE DONT KNOW IF THERE WERE
>> WE DONT KNOW IF THERE WERE
STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL. [ INAUDIBLE ]HE SCHOOL.
[ INAUDIBLE ] >> WE DONT KNOW THE
>> WE DONT KNOW THE
CIRCUMSTANCES.
CIRCUMSTANCES.
WE KNOW THERE WAS A STRUGGLE AT THE SCHOOL.RE WAS A STRUGGLE AT
THE SCHOOL. WE DONT KNOW IF IT WAS WITH
WE DONT KNOW IF IT WAS WITH STUDENTS OR OFFICERS.
STUDENTS OR OFFICERS. >> Reporter: DO YOU KNOW THE
>> Reporter: DO YOU KNOW THE
NUMBER OF SHOTS FIRED? >> WE DONT KNOW, BUT THERE WERE
>> WE DONT KNOW, BUT THERE WERE SHOTS FIRED AS OFFICERS ARRIVED
SHOTS FIRED AS OFFICERS ARRIVED AT THE SCHOOL.
AT THE SCHOOL.
THEY HEARD GUNSHOTS AS THEY ENTERED THE SCHOOL. AS THEY
ENTERED THE SCHOOL. [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]
[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]
>> ITS A LITTLE BIT SEPARATED
>> ITS A LITTLE BIT SEPARATED
IN THAT SCHOOL, TO MY KNOWLEDGE. >> Reporter: ARE THERE STUDENTS.
>> Reporter: ARE THERE STUDENTS STILL IN THE SCHOOL?
STILL IN THE SCHOOL?
>> THERE ARE STILL STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL.E STILL STUDENTS IN
THE SCHOOL. THEYRE TRYING TO EVACUATE THE
THEYRE TRYING TO EVACUATE THE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT THIS TIME,
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT THIS TIME,
AND ALL OF THEM BEING TAKEN TO
AND ALL OF THEM BEING TAKEN TO
THE REC CENTER.
THE REC CENTER.
WERE ASKING NO ONE TO TRY TO
WERE ASKING NO ONE TO TRY TO
RESPOND TO THE SCENE.
RESPOND TO THE SCENE.
THIS WILL BE AN ACTIVE SCENE FOR
THIS WILL BE AN ACTIVE SCENE FOR
QUITE SOME TIME.
QUITE SOME TIME.
>> WEVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE UNDERSHERIFF THERE IN DOUGLAS
UNDERSHERIFF THERE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO DESCRIBING THE
COUNTY, COLORADO DESCRIBING THE SITUATION AS THEY KNOW IT.
SITUATION AS THEY KNOW IT. AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE INJURED,
AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE INJURED,
POSSIBLY AN EIGHTH.
POSSIBLY AN EIGHTH.
LIVE PICTURE THERE SHOWING ONE OF THE MANY MEDICAL HELICOPTERS
OF THE MANY MEDICAL HELICOPTERS THAT HAVE COME TO EVACUATE THE
THAT HAVE COME TO EVACUATE THE
INJURED, AND OF COURSE THE
INJURED, AND OF COURSE THE
REUNIFICATION BETWEEN CHILDREN
REUNIFICATION BETWEEN CHILDREN
AND THEIR PARENTS.
AND THEIR PARENTS.
ITS A SPRAWLING COMPLEX THERE, K THROUGH 12, BUT THE SHOOTING
K THROUGH 12, BUT THE SHOOTING APPARENTLY OCCURRING IN THE
APPARENTLY OCCURRING IN THE
MIDDLE SCHOOL AT THAT SCHOOL
MIDDLE SCHOOL AT THAT SCHOOL
JUST SOUTH OF DENVER.
JUST SOUTH OF DENVER.
LEET GO TO MOLLY HUNTER. SHES FOLLOWING ALL THIS FROM
SHES FOLLOWING ALL THIS FROM OUR LOS ANGELES BUREAU.
OUR LOS ANGELES BUREAU.
MOLLY?
MOLLY?
>> Reporter: WE LEARNED A LITTLE BIT OF NEW INFORMATION THAT WELE
BIT OF NEW INFORMATION THAT WE DIDNT HAVE AT THE LAST PRESSER
DIDNT HAVE AT THE LAST PRESSER
20 MINUTES AGO.
20 MINUTES AGO.
SHE STILL COULDNT COMMENT ON
SHE STILL COULDNT COMMENT ON
WHO THE SUSPECTS WERE.
WHO THE SUSPECTS WERE.
SHE SAID TWO SUSPECTS WERE IN
SHE SAID TWO SUSPECTS WERE IN
CUSTODY.
CUSTODY.
SHE CANT COMMENT ON WHETHER
SHE CANT COMMENT ON WHETHER
THOSE TWO SUSPECTS ARE STUDENTS
THOSE TWO SUSPECTS ARE STUDENTS
AT THE SCHOOL OR THEIR AGE
AT THE SCHOOL OR THEIR AGE
RANGES OR IF THEYRE MALE OR FEMALE.OR IF THEYRE MALE OR
FEMALE.
WE DID AGAIN GET A NUMBER SEVEN
WE DID AGAIN GET A NUMBER SEVEN
INJURED, POSSIBLY EIGHT.
INJURED, POSSIBLY EIGHT.
THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE SCENE. THERE ARE STILL TACTICAL TEAMS
THERE ARE STILL TACTICAL TEAMS ON CAMPUS CLEARING THOSE
ON CAMPUS CLEARING THOSE BUILDINGS.
BUILDINGS.
SHE SAID THEY BELIEVE IT WAS
SHE SAID THEY BELIEVE IT WAS
JUST TWO SUSPECTS, BUT THERE
JUST TWO SUSPECTS, BUT THERE
COULD BE A THIRD AND THEY ARE
COULD BE A THIRD AND THEY ARE
MAKING SURE TO GET EVERYONE OFF CAMPUS TO MAKE SURE TO CLEAROFF
CAMPUS TO MAKE SURE TO CLEAR EVERY SINGLE BUILDING.
EVERY SINGLE BUILDING. WE DID LEARN EXACTLY WHERE THAT
WE DID LEARN EXACTLY WHERE THAT HAPPENED ON THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.
HAPPENED ON THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE MENTIONED IT WAS A SPRAWLING
WE MENTIONED IT WAS A SPRAWLING CAMPUS.
CAMPUS. 1800 SCHOOLS.
1800 SCHOOLS. THERE IS AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,
THERE IS AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL.
THIS HAPPENED AROUND THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND SHE SAID THEYREDDLE
SCHOOL, AND SHE SAID THEYRE STILLEY EVACUATING CHILDREN FROM
STILLEY EVACUATING CHILDREN FROM
THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
THEY SAID ITS STILL AN ACTIVE
THEY SAID ITS STILL AN ACTIVE
SITUATION, AND FOR ALL PARENTS,
SITUATION, AND FOR ALL PARENTS,
PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP AT THE
PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP AT THE
SCENE.
SCENE.
THERE IS A REC CENTER NEARBY
THERE IS A REC CENTER NEARBY
WHERE THEY HAVE SAID TO MEET UP
WHERE THEY HAVE SAID TO MEET UP
WITH YOUR KIDS.
WITH YOUR KIDS.
BUT DO NOT SHOW UP.
BUT DO NOT SHOW UP.
IT IS STILL VERY MUCH AN ACTIVE, UNSTABLE SCENE.Y MUCH AN ACTIVE,
UNSTABLE SCENE.
>> MOLLY, THANK YOU. I WANT TO BRING IN CLINT VAN
I WANT TO BRING IN CLINT VAN ZANDT RIGHT NOW.
ZANDT RIGHT NOW.
WE HEARD REPORTS THAT STUDENTS
WE HEARD REPORTS THAT STUDENTS
POSSIBLY TRIED TO TAKE DOWN THE
POSSIBLY TRIED TO TAKE DOWN THE
SHOOTER.
SHOOTER.
WHEN POLICE ARRIVED THERE WAS
WHEN POLICE ARRIVED THERE WAS
SOME KIND OF STRUGGLE GOING ON
SOME KIND OF STRUGGLE GOING ON
BETWEEN SUSPECTS AND OTHER
BETWEEN SUSPECTS AND OTHER
INDIVIDUALS,
INDIVIDUALS,
INDIVIDUALS. WHETHER THOSE WERE STUDENTS OR
WHETHER THOSE WERE STUDENTS OR TEEMPERS
TEEMPERS TEACHERS, WE DONT KNOW.
TEACHERS, WE DONT KNOW. THAT SPEAKS TO THE TRAINING
THAT SPEAKS TO THE TRAINING WEVE ALL BEEN EXPOSED TO, RUN,
WEVE ALL BEEN EXPOSED TO, RUN, HIDE AND FIGHT.
HIDE AND FIGHT. THINGS HAVE CHANGED SO
THINGS HAVE CHANGED SO
DRAMATICALLY NOW AS THIS THREAT
DRAMATICALLY NOW AS THIS THREAT
SEEMS TO BE EVERYWHERE WE LOOK.
SEEMS TO BE EVERYWHERE WE LOOK.
>> LESTER, YOU SEE STUDENTS
>> LESTER, YOU SEE STUDENTS
RESPONDING LIKE THAT, TOO.
RESPONDING LIKE THAT, TOO.
AS YOU KNOW, ITS ONLY BEEN
AS YOU KNOW, ITS ONLY BEEN
ABOUT A WEEK SINCE THE SHOOTING
ABOUT A WEEK SINCE THE SHOOTING
OF NORTH CAROLINA WHERE A
OF NORTH CAROLINA WHERE A
22-YEAR-OLD FORMER COLLEGE
22-YEAR-OLD FORMER COLLEGE
STUDENT CONDUCTED A SHOOTING ON
STUDENT CONDUCTED A SHOOTING ON
CAMPUS.
CAMPUS.
ANOTHER STUDENT TACKLED HIM,
ANOTHER STUDENT TACKLED HIM,
FOUGHT WITH HIM AND WAS KILLED
FOUGHT WITH HIM AND WAS KILLED
RESPONDING TO THAT, AND YET SAVED THE LIVES OF MANY OTHERS.
SAVED THE LIVES OF MANY OTHERS. AND THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE CASE
AND THIS MAY HAVE BEEN THE CASE
HERE.
HERE.
NOW, THESE ARE YOUNGER STUDENTS, SO WHETHER IT WAS A TEACHER ORS,
SO WHETHER IT WAS A TEACHER OR STUDENTS THEMSELVES, BUT THERE
STUDENTS THEMSELVES, BUT THERE
ARE REPORTS COMING IN THAT THE STUDENTS FOUGHT WITH AT LEASTE
STUDENTS FOUGHT WITH AT LEAST ONE OF THE SHOOTERS.
ONE OF THE SHOOTERS.
NOW, THE UNDERSHERIFF WAS TALKING ABOUT TWO PEOPLE IN
TALKING ABOUT TWO PEOPLE IN CUSTODY.
CUSTODY.
WE DONT KNOW IF THATS TWO SHOOTERS OR TWO PEOPLE JUST
SHOOTERS OR TWO PEOPLE JUST SOMEHOW WORKING TOGETHER, BUT
SOMEHOW WORKING TOGETHER, BUT
THIS INVESTIGATION IS GOING TO
THIS INVESTIGATION IS GOING TO
MOVE QUICKLY NOW, LESTER.
MOVE QUICKLY NOW, LESTER.
AS USUAL THEYLL BE LOOKING AT
AS USUAL THEYLL BE LOOKING AT
THE STUDENTS, AT THE POTENTIAL SHOOTERS, WHAT CONTACT THEY HAD,
SHOOTERS, WHAT CONTACT THEY HAD, THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA, WAS THERE
THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA, WAS THERE
ANY WARNING OUT THERE. YOU KNOW, THE FIRST THING THEY
YOU KNOW, THE FIRST THING THEY HAVE TO DO IS RESCUE ANYONE WHO
HAVE TO DO IS RESCUE ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN INJURED, GET THE
HAS BEEN INJURED, GET THE SHOOTERS IN CUSTODY AND THEN
SHOOTERS IN CUSTODY AND THEN CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATION WE
CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATION WE
ALWAYS DO.
ALWAYS DO.
THIS IS NOW 42 THIS CALENDAR
THIS IS NOW 42 THIS CALENDAR
YEAR, 42 STOOL SHOOTINGS THAT
YEAR, 42 STOOL SHOOTINGS THAT
HAVE TAKEN PLACE.
HAVE TAKEN PLACE.
AS WE TRY TO GATHER INFORMATION
AS WE TRY TO GATHER INFORMATION
SO WE CAN RESPOND TO THESE
SO WE CAN RESPOND TO THESE
BETTER IN THE FUTURE AND
BETTER IN THE FUTURE AND
HOPEFULLY IDENTIFY THE
HOPEFULLY IDENTIFY THE
SHOOTER-TO-BE BEFORE HE OR SHE
SHOOTER-TO-BE BEFORE HE OR SHE
ACTS OUT IN A WAY LIKE THIS.
ACTS OUT IN A WAY LIKE THIS.
>> CLINT, THANK YOU SO MUCH. SCHOOL BUSES A MOMENT AGO,H.
SCHOOL BUSES A MOMENT AGO, STUDENTS BEING TAKEN TO A
STUDENTS BEING TAKEN TO A
MAKESHIFT REUNIFICATION CENTER.
MAKESHIFT REUNIFICATION CENTER.
WERE LOOKING NOW AT PARENTS
WERE LOOKING NOW AT PARENTS
WAITING TO GREET THEIR CHILDREN, STUDENTS, AS WE CONTINUE TODREN,
STUDENTS, AS WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR EVENTS THERE AGAIN.
MONITOR EVENTS THERE AGAIN. SCHOOL SHOOTING IN SUBURBAN
SCHOOL SHOOTING IN SUBURBAN COLORADO.
COLORADO.
AT LEAST SEVEN INJURED, AND AT
AT LEAST SEVEN INJURED, AND AT
THIS STAGE AUTHORITIES SAY THEY
THIS STAGE AUTHORITIES SAY THEY
DONT KNOW IF THERE WERE ANY
DONT KNOW IF THERE WERE ANY
FATALITIES.
FATALITIES.
WELL BE BACK WITH MORE DETAILS
WELL BE BACK WITH MORE DETAILS
ON "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS."

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