Texas High School Shooting: Shooter Dead, 2 Injured Sheriff Says

[Breaking news update, published at 12:21 p.m. ET]

The shooter in the Alpine High School incident died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told CNN.

One person was shot in the lower extremities and transferred to a local hospital. A police officer was also shot accidentally by a marshal while responding to the school. The condition of the officer is unknown.

There are no other suspects in the shooting.

[Original story, published at noon ET]

One person is dead after a shooting Thursday morning at Alpine High School in western Texas, a county attorney said.


Details about the shooting at the school in Alpine, a community of about 6,500 people roughly 200 miles southeast of El Paso, were thin. The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office initially said one person was shot and two shooters were believed to be on the loose.

Brewster County Attorney J. Steve Houston said one person had died, and that the shooting happened in the school’s band hall. Details on who died weren’t immediately available.

The school, which has about 280 students, initially was placed on lockdown, the school district said. But students were being evacuated by 9:40 a.m. CT, the Alpine Avalanche newspaper said on its Facebook page.


In a post reporting the evacuation, the Avalanche included an image of people gathering outside, along a street.

Thursday’s shooting came just over two weeks after the new school year began.

CNN’s Roxanne Garcia contributed to this report.