Colorado hospitals treat 8 people injured in school shooting

Eight people were taken to Colorado hospitals after a school shooting in which nine people were shot, one fatally, according to The New York Times.

The shooting happened May 7 at STEM School Highlands Ranch (Colo.), a charter school near Denver with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Two students were taken into custody, law enforcement told media outlets.

"We know two individuals walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations," Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said at a news conference.

Law enforcement confirmed the death of an 18-year-old male shooting victim.

The sheriff's office has identified one of the suspects as 18-year-old Devon Erickson, and the other as a juvenile, according to the Times.

Mr. Spurlock said the suspects were armed and unhurt. 

Littleton (Colo.) Adventist Hospital told the Times five people were transported there, two of whom were in serious condition May 7. The three other people have been discharged.

Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., told the Times two children were transported there and were in stable condition May 7.

Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado said that the victim who was taken to its campus in Highlands Ranch had been treated and released.

"Understandably, this has been a difficult day for our community," the hospital said in its news release.

Read the full Times report here.


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