A suspected gunman turned himself in to police on Wednesday, a day after allegedly capturing a scholar on campus at Erie High School in Pennsylvania, police introduced.
“Earlier today, the suspect in yesterday’s school shooting turned himself in to the Erie Police Department. The investigation is on-going. We would like to thank everyone for their support in yesterday’s events,” police stated in a tweet on Wednesday.
The suspect was not recognized and it didn’t seem that fees had been filed based mostly on the replace launched by Erie Police. Detectives stated Tuesday that they believed the potential gunman was a minor underneath the age of 15 and withheld their identify from the general public.
One scholar within the capturing had been hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds however was in steady situation, based on Erie Police Deputy Chief Michael Nolan. The two appeared to have identified one another and authorities believed the capturing to be an remoted incident.
Erie County District Attorney Elizabeth Hirz indicated following the capturing that the suspect can be prosecuted as a juvenile if charged.
The district legal professional’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for data from NBC News on Wednesday.
Detectives imagine the suspect used a 9mm handgun within the capturing, which occurred in a college hallway at about 9:22 a.m, whereas different college students have been within the neighborhood, Nolan stated. It’s unclear how the suspect obtained the gun.
Erie High School is closed by the tip of the week, and college students will likely be off for spring break subsequent week.
Elisha Fieldstadt contributed.