Shooter Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot & Injures 1 at Texas School

Authorities did not release a possible motive for the gunfire at Alpine High School.

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People gather near the Alpine High School school campus after a shooting, in Alpine, Texas, on Thursday. (Photo: AP)

A female student died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student at a high school in the West Texas town of Alpine in USA, the Brewster County sheriff Ronny Dodson said.

Authorities did not release a possible motive for the gunfire that erupted shortly before 9 am at Alpine High School.

The shooting prompted a lockdown at Alpine’s three public schools.

Dodson said the shooting at the high school was part of a chaotic series of events that included a bomb threat call at nearby Sul Ross State University, which required law enforcement personnel to rush there from the high school.

That’s ridiculous for someone to call in something like this when we’ve got this situation going on. This community does not expect this, we don’t want this, and we can’t explain it yet.
Ronny Dodson, Brewster County sheriff

Dodson said the injured student ran outside seeking help and was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life threatening.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said earlier that he’s monitoring developments in the Alpine shooting and promised to provide support for law enforcement agencies investigating the matter.

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