The Knoxville Police Department in Tennessee announced that the young man killed in the high school shooting was a student at the school, but he was also the attacker and was the first person to shoot at the police.
“When the police arrived at the scene, the suspect shot them and wounded one of them. One of them was injured. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and was later identified as a student at Austin Eastern School,” the local investigation office director David A. Roush said.
Earlier, it was reported that a man was killed in a shooting at a high school in Knoxville and one of them was detained for further investigation.
The injured policeman is in no danger of death.
The mayor of Knoxville said: “The police are conscious and in a good mood… he will be fine. I thank him for showing up in public to protect students and school staff. He replied that injuries are better than anyone else.” Indah Indya Kincannon (Indya Kincannon).