4 Hurt And 2 Dead, Including Gunman, In Seattle-Area School Shooting

AP

Updated: October 24, 2014, 4:45 PM ET

Four people were reportedly injured and two students were dead, including the gunman, in a shooting Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School near Seattle.

Marysville Police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said at a news conference that officers were still searching the school and that the situation remained active, although the shooter was believed to be dead.

“We are confident that there was only one shooter and that the shooter is deceased,” Lamoureux said. “The shooter was a student.”

“It will be a very slow process because we still are evacuating students,” Lamoureux said. “That campus has multiple buildings and we go from one building to the next.”

He also said the police department had a school resource officer stationed at campus.

“We received a 911 call from somebody that was on campus that was reporting the shots,” he said.

A spokesperson for the FBI told the Seattle Times that agents were headed to the school to assist.

The Marysville School District released a statement saying the school had been locked down because of an “emergency situation” and noted that all after-school activities had been canceled for the day.

The Seattle Times reported that the gunman had killed himself after opening fire on others. Another student was dead and as many as four other people had been shot at about 1:45 p.m. ET. according to the Times. The newspaper reported earlier that as many as seven people had been injured in the shooting.

“Four young people were brought to this center,” Providence Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joanne Roberts said. “Three of them remained here and have been taken from the emergency department to the operating room. All of them have survived, all in very critical condition.”

Roberts said of the three who remained at Providence Hospital, there were two young women and one young man. Another young man was transferred to Harborview Medical Center when medical staff determined his injuries were less critical and it was safe.

Lamoureux spoke again at 4:00 p.m. ET with updates to the investigation.

“At this point we are confirming that there are two deceased,” Lamoureux said.

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