At Least 1 Wounded, 1 Dead in Shooting at High School in West Texas

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Reported active shooter at Alpine High school. Students at high school are being evacuated. All schools remain on lockdown. Please stay tuned for more.
There was a reported active shooter at Alpine High school. Students at the high school were being evacuated. All schools remain on lockdown. 

By Liz Farmer

At least one person was wounded and another person died after a shooting Thursday morning at Alpine High School in West Texas, according to reports.

At least one shooter is allegedly dead by what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, ElPasoProud.com reports. The victim was taken to a hospital, the Brewster County Sheriff’s Department told The San Antonio Express-News. No additional details were released.

Sheriff’s officials originally told the paper that two possible shooters are at large.

Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred said an unspecified incident took place at the high school shortly before 9 a.m. Eldred says police were seeking an “active shooter,” The Associated Press reported just before 11 a.m. Eldred didn’t immediately provide additional information, other than the person being sought was a male.

There are reports of someone in law enforcement sustaining an injury. The Brewster County Sheriff’s Department said one federal agent was allegedly wounded by accidental friendly fire, Marfa Public Radio Host and Reporter Travis Bubenik tweeted.
Ruth Hucke, a spokeswoman for Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, said hospital personnel were tending to three “victims,” The Associated Press reports. She declined to say how the victims were injured or further identify them. When asked if the victims had been shot, Hucke said she “can’t say anything further.”

The Alpine Police Department said all schools in the city of about 5,000 people are on lockdown, BigBendNow.com reported in a Facebook post.