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At least one killed, 14 hurt in Florida school shooting

IANS  |  Washington 

At least one person was killed and 14 others were injured in a on Wednesday in the US state of

The shooting occurred at in Parkland, which was voted Florida's safest city last year, reported.

The school said the incident took place as the school was dismissing students.

confirmed that "multiple" people were killed in shooting.

He said at least 14 victims were transported to local hospitals.

Earlier, Law enforcement officials told there are at least two fatalities in the

The Police have reportedly captured the suspect about 1.6 kilometres from the school and previous reports cited local police as saying a student of the school was identified as the suspected shooter.

Meanwhile, US said, "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible shooting. No child, or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school."

Democratic Senator of -- a prominent voice in the fight for gun control -- took to the floor late this afternoon to address the Florida

We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else," he said.

"Let me just note once again for my colleagues: this happens nowhere else other than the of America. This epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting," he added.

"It only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction," he said.



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 04:04 IST