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Denver shooting: Hero in United States school attack talked of helping others

Denver shooting: Hero in United States school attack talked of helping others

John Castillo confirmed Wednesday that his son, Kendrick Castillo, was the 18-year-old killed in the shooting that left eight others injured.

Mr Montoya said his son told him that one shooter walked into his classroom and opened fire with a gun.

The attack took place just 8km (5 miles) from Columbine High School, the site of one of the country's most notorious shootings 20 years ago.

Police have identified Devon Erickson as one of the suspected gunmen in the Denver school shooting. There were two shooters at the school and several students were injured.

Sheriff Tony Spurlock said two suspects are in custody, and they do not believe there are additional suspects.

A press conference has been scheduled for Wednesday at 6 a.m. (MT) at the Douglas County Sheriff's office to further inform the public of the situation.

A suspect in Colorado's latest school shooting faces one count of first-degree murder, as well as 29 additional accounts of attempted murder.




Spurlock said the suspect had been identified as male 'before the detectives were able to get the medical - and detectives were able to speak to her'.

Brendan Bialy, 18, who was enrolled in a delayed-entry programme for the Marines, charged the gunmen as well, helping fight them off, according to authorities and witnesses. Police say they are now working with the DA to get a search warrant for the suspect vehicle and for the suspect's homes. It was sponsored by the gun control groups Brady's Team Enough and March for Our Lives and featured Democratic politicians who seek limits on Second Amendment gun rights, but was billed instead as an event to remember and honor Castillo and other victims. He was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon. The company's CEO said "Castillo loved engineering and was eager to help people".

An armed security guard also confronted and detained one of the shooters.

Devon Erickson, an accused STEM school shooter, answers the judge during his advisement at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo., May 8, 2019.

The Castillo parents said they have a message for the community. They had invited the STEM School students to attend, but it was clear the survivors also wanted a chance to be heard.

Officers investigate the scene following the shooting.

Three hospitals reported treating eight people in connection with the attack.

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