UPDATE: Sheriff says 17 killed in Florida high school shooting

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UPDATE: The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says 17 people were killed in the high school shooting. 

UPDATE: A teenage gunman opened fire at a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon, leaving at least one person dead and several wounded, officials said.

The suspect, believed to be about 18 years old, is a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and there are at least 20 victims, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.

It was not immediately clear how many of those victims were injured and how many were killed, but Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., citing Broward County officials, told NBC News that there were “a number of fatalities.”

UPDATE: Authorities say the shooter is now in custody. 

Florida Senator Bill Nelson says there are “a number of fatalities.” 

Authorities were responding to an active shooter at a Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter just after 3 p.m. that the shooter was still at large at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Earlier, the sheriff’s office tweeted that “there are reports of victims,” but it wasn’t immediately clear how many people were injured.

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