Parents of 15-year-old US mass shooting suspect ‘overcome with grief’ after 5 people killed by gunman in Florida school, US media reports
The gunman was killed by police officers after shooting and injuring students
Family members tell police shooter had’mental health problems’
The shooter was named by police as Nikolas Cruz
A fifth person was also injured in the school shooting
Parents and families of students killed in a Florida school mass shooting spoke in Washington on Monday after a gunman killed at least five people and seriously wounded 26 others before police shot him dead.
Officials have said that Cruz, a 19-year-old from South Florida, was ‘taken into custody’ immediately following the shooting but did not release further information immediately after the shooting began at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, about 60 miles south of Miami.
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Police stand outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Tuesday in Sunrise, Florida. The school where shooting took place was placed on lockdown as police and civilians confronted the shooter
A family member is comforted as they embrace each other outside the Parkland, Florida school where a gunman killed at least 19 people on Wednesday. A law enforcement official has confirmed that the suspect in the mass shooting at a Florida high school was Nikolas Cruz, pictured
The family member is consoling his girlfriend and daughter
The man who shot the teacher and students at the school is seen in this undated photo, taken outside the school
In a video posted by the Broward County School Board on Monday morning, Cruz is seen wearing a red T-shirt and jeans.
Schools in the district went on lockdown during the shooting, which happened at a middle school, while police and other law enforcement personnel surrounded the school and blocked all streets leading to it.
In a statement, Stoneman Douglas School Board President Sue Scott said the school was being evacuated and it was out of the district’s jurisdiction.
Students leave Stoneman Douglas High School following a mass shooting in Broward County on Wednesday
The school district tweeted that it was working with other agencies to investigate the incident.
Students were seen walking out of the school during