Update (2/15/18): Deseret News reported two Mormon girls are among the victims — one has died, and another was wounded.
Alaina Petty, 14, is among the 17 killed, and Madeleine Wilford, 17, is the other Mormon victim, according to Deseret News. Wilford was shot twice and has had several surgeries since the attack yesterday. She is now in stable condition, according to her mother, Missy Cantrell Wilford, who shared the info in a Facebook post.
According to Deseret News, the young women were both members of the Coral Springs Ward; part the Coral Springs Florida Stake of the Church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a statement on the shooting.
“Once again we find ourselves as a nation and as communities faced with a tragic loss of life and incomprehensible sorrow following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida,” the Church stated. “Among the many injured or killed were two members of our faith. To all of the victims and their loved ones, we extend our love. These are hours filled with grief, emptiness and a terrible sense of loss. We unite our prayers with millions of others who are mourning and praying for them.”
Update (4:36 p.m. MST): Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said 17 people are confirmed dead, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Original Post (2:23 p.m. MST): A suspect is in custody after shots were fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Superintendent Robert Runcie of the Broward School District confirmed to WSVN 7 Miami News that there have been numerous fatalities.
Law enforcement and SWAT are on site and have the scene locked down as investigators search for more information about the circumstances of the shooting, according to WSVN 7 Miami News.
At least 20 people were injured and have been taken off the scene to area hospitals, according to WSVN 7 Miami News.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office reported in a tweet that the suspect is in custody, although the scene is still active.
More information will be reported as it becomes available.