One dead and one injured after shooting at a US high school

One of the victims would be a policeman who guards the educational campus. Courtesy photo

At least one man died on Monday and an agent was injured in a shooting at a high school in the town of Knoxville, in the state of Tennessee (USA), authorities said.

In a statement, the police explained that at around 15.15pm local time (19.15pm GMT) they went to Austin-East Magnet High School for a shooting where an agent was implicated.

According to the preliminary data of the investigation, the authorities went to the place due to the information that there was an armed individual in the educational center, who opened fire when the agents approached, which caused injuries to one of the members of the order.

The note adds that a man, who did not identify, lost his life in this event, while another was detained pending the completion of the investigations.

The wounded policeman was taken to a hospital without fear for his life.

Previously, local media, such as, had indicated that there was an arrested person and a police officer, in charge of the security of the institute, among the victims, since they had pointed out that there were several.

The United States has experienced a series of shootings in recent weeks that have led to the president, Joe Biden, recently announcing a series of measures of limited scope to stop the violence with firearms and to demand that Congress stop tolerate a problem that you have described as an "international disgrace."

According to data provided by Biden four days ago, 106 people die from firearms every day in the United States, every month there are 53 femicides committed with pistols, and armed violence “impacts much more on the black population and Latin "




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