Police: 4 injured in Texas high school shooting; gunman fled
Posted by: Staff
Date: Oct 06 2021 11:50 AM
ARLINGTON TAXES: An 18-year-old opened fire inside a Dallas-area high school, leaving four people injured before fleeing, authorities said Wednesday.
The shooting happened at Timberview High School in Arlington, which is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Authorities said at a news conference that the shooting happened after a fight broke out in the school.
Police were searching for the suspected shooter, whom they identified as Timothy George Simpkins. They said he might be driving a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger with license plate PFY-6260.
Arlington Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye said two of the four injured people were shot. Three of the four were taken to hospitals and the other person refused treatment.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’S EARLIER STORY IS BELOW:
A Dallas-area school district said Wednesday that law enforcement was responding to reports of an “active shooter situation” at a high school.
The Mansfield Independent School District said in a news release that Timberview High School was on lockdown Wednesday morning. The school is in Arlington, which is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
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