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At Least 8 Students Injured In Colorado School Shooting

(ABC NEWS) — At least eight students have been injured in a shooting at a Colorado school on Tuesday, according to authorities.

Two suspects are in custody, Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson Kluth told reporters during a press conference. Emergency dispatchers received reports that shots were fired at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch just before 2 p.m., according to a tweet by the sheriff’s office.

Investigators believe one of the suspects is an adult and the other is a juvenile, and they are both students at the school, Douglas County Sheriff Anthony Spurlock told reporters. They were not previously under the “radar” of law enforcement, Spurlock said, adding that he would not be releasing their identities.

Authorities do not have any information as to whether any of the injured were targeted, Spurlock said.

A struggle may have ensued between the suspects and someone at the school, Kluth said. The male suspects were not injured, Spurlock said.

The suspects got “deep inside the school” and engaged students in two separate locations, Spurlock said, adding that one of the weapons used was a handgun. Investigators believe they have located all suspects involved, he added.

Investigators believe one of the suspects is an adult and the other is a juvenile, and they are both students at the school, Douglas County Sheriff Anthony Spurlock told reporters. They were not previously under the “radar” of law enforcement, Spurlock said, adding that he would not be releasing their identities.

Authorities do not have any information as to whether any of the injured were targeted, Spurlock said.

A struggle may have ensued between the suspects and someone at the school, Kluth said. The male suspects were not injured, Spurlock said.

The suspects got “deep inside the school” and engaged students in two separate locations, Spurlock said, adding that one of the weapons used was a handgun. Investigators believe they have located all suspects involved, he added.

“This is a terrible event,” Spurlock said. “This is something that no one wants to have happen in their community.”

Parents were instructed to pick up their children nearby at the Northridge Recreation Center. Images showed dozens of children in a single file line with their hands on their heads.

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