After a shooting of two faculty members at a Denver high school Wednesday, authorities have found a male body about two-tenths of a mile from a vehicle connected to the suspect, according to Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw.
“We have not identified the body at this time,” he said Wednesday night.
A shelter-in-place alert for Park County residents near where they found the suspect’s SUV – about 50 miles southwest of Denver – is no longer active, according to the sheriff.
A few hours after the shooting at East High School in Denver, the Denver Police Department tweeted a photo of the suspect and identified him as 17-year-old Austin Lyle. The student was connected to a 2005 red Volvo XC90 with a Colorado license plate. Lyle is wanted for attempted homicide, police said.
“Efforts to locate the suspect are ongoing,” department officials tweeted.
The shooting at East High School was reported at about 9:50 a.m., and police and medical responders arrived on the scene “very quickly” to find two adult men with gunshot wounds, Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas said.
One faculty member is in stable condition, and the other is in critical condition, he said.
The student suspected in the shooting was under a school safety plan in which he was patted down each day, the police chief said. During Wednesday’s search, a handgun was retrieved and several shots were fired in an office area in the front of the school, away from other students and staff, he said.
The student then fled the school. The weapon has not been recovered, Thomas said.
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