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Monday Sep 20 2021
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AFP

Two wounded in US high-school shooting: police

By
AFP
Police officers at a crime scene. Photo AFP
Police officers at a crime scene. Photo AFP

  • No further details were provided as the police rush to the site of incident.
  • Students evacuated and sent to the tennis courts, say police.
  • Say two people with gunshot wounds taken to the hospital.


WASHINGTON: Two people were shot and injured in an armed attack at a high school in the US state of Virginia on Monday, officials said, providing no further details as police rushed to the scene.

"Police are on scene of a shooting at Heritage High School," Newport News Police Department said in a statement.

"Students are being evacuated and sent to the tennis courts. Parents can meet them there.

"Two people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening."

Police dismissed reports of active shooters at other schools in the city of Newport News.