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Gun attack on a school in the US, 3 students killed and 6 injured

Gun attack on a school in the US, 3 students killed and 6 injured

Three people were killed and six others injured in a one-on-one firearm attack Tuesday at Oxford High School on the outskirts of Detroit, authorities said.

The suspect, a 15-year-old student, is in custody, Oakland County Deputy Sheriff Michael McCabe told a news conference. A pistol was also found, he said.

The three people killed are believed to be all students, he said. Their identities have not been made public.

Authorities received a call about an active assailant at the school shortly before 1 p.m., McCabe said. The suspect was taken into custody by the school within five minutes of the first summons.

"The suspect has fired many times, there are many victims. "He did not resist us when he was taken into custody," he said.

Among the six injured is a teacher. They were all taken to hospital for various injuries, according to officials.

Authorities did not say what caused the shooting. McCabe told reporters that the suspect "used his right not to speak."

The suspect was shot 15 to 20 times before being taken into custody.

"He's not telling us anything at this point in time," McCabe said.

Numerous law enforcement agencies, ambulances and SWAT team members responded to the school. The students were evacuated and taken to a shop in the area to be reunited with their families.

Oxford High School is located about 45 miles north of Detroit.