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2 dead, 19 hurt in southwestern Ky. high school shooting

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Published: Jan. 23, 2018 at 9:54 AM EST
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Two people were killed and 19 injured in a shooting Tuesday morning at a southwestern Kentucky high school. Governor Matt Bevin described the gunman as a 15-year-old student.

Of the 19 hurt, 14 injuries were gunshot wounds while five were not from gunshot wounds at Marshall County High School.

The shooting started just before 7:57 a.m. CST ending with a total of 14 gunshots, leaving one female dead at the scene and a male dead from his injuries at a hospital.

A Kentucky State Police detective said in a phone interview with CBS News that the "situation is secure and is no longer active." Authorities asked for the public's patience while the scene is processed and investigated.

MEDIC Blood Center said Tuesday they would be sending 10 units of platelets to Vanderbilt to help victims of the shooting.

The 15-year-old suspect will face murder and attempted murder charges, according to state police. Lieutenant Webb with Kentucky State Police said investigators are looking into the details of the 15-year-old shooter, who was apprehended at the high school.

The governor said there's much yet unknown and urged people to "not speculate." Officials asked witnesses to please speak to police first.

Marshall Co. Shooting

Live news conference on the Marshall County, Ky. high school shooting. http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Authorities-5-students-shot-at-southwestern-Ky-high-school-470702443.html

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Live from the scene of the Marshall County, Ky. high school shooting http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Authorities-5-students-shot-at-southwestern-Ky-high-school-470702443.html

Posted by WVLT on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted here.

Watch live CBS News coverage from the scene below.

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