Early Monday morning, Texas police officers responded to a call of a shooting at Italy High School in Italy, Texas.
According to reports, armed with a .380 handgun, a 16-year-old male student confronted, shot at, and injured a 15-year-old female student while in the school’s cafeteria.
Here’s more from NBC:
“The male student engaged the victim in the cafeteria and fired several shots,” he [Ellis County Sheriff Charles Edge] said. The weapon, a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun, “was recovered at the scene and is in evidence,” he added.
The victim, a 15-year-old girl, was airlifted to a local hospital, he said. He declined to comment on her condition.
Edge said authorities were not aware of a motive at this time and declined to speculate on if the victim was an intended target.
Officials said at a previous press conference that the suspect and victim were students.
A 16 year old kid responsible for the school shooting in Italy Texas today. pic.twitter.com/bZuR2WKVjS
— n e s (@sameolnes) January 22, 2018
There are no reports of additional injuries, and the investigation by the Italy Police Department is ongoing.