the 15-year-old suspect in the Oxford High School shooting used a gun that his own father bought four days earlier and transported up to 45 rounds with him, the Oakland County Sheriff office She said.
The weapon in the question was a 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 pistol, Sheriff Mike Bouchard told al media later on Tuesday during an update on the investigation into the school shooting in Michigan. It was bought by the alleged shooter father four days before the accident.
The suspect had two 15-round magazines for the firearm on him, including one with seven remaining rounds. The father he reportedly bought three magazines and police expect to find a third one at the school premises. Bouchard said investigators recovered 12 shells at the scene. Before in the day in which Undersheriff Mike McCabe estimated the shooter used 15 to 20 rounds after opening fire with other students.
The suspect was not identified by the police because he is a minor. He surrendered to the officers who responded to the shooting, who found him coming out of school with the gun in her hand.
After being arrested, the suspect exercised his right to remain in silence and asked for a lawyer, said the sheriff. Investigators searched the home of the suspect parents and seized his phone.
Bouchard indicated that the father May face charges relating to its ownership of the gun Used in the shooting. He also he said the police were unaware of any specification problems or bullying of the suspected teenager.
Bouchard confirmed this photos of a firearm similar to one Used in the shooting was posted from someone on social media. He said the police didn’t see it as an indication of a credible threat since photos They were taken in the context of a practice shot.
The gun “It was a recent weapon purchase who was shooting with it. And them posted Images of [a] target and weapon “, Bouchard said.
THE media they reported that there had been riots among the locals parents that some act of violence could happen soon. Some students remained home on Tuesday. McCabe said the rumors have been investigated, adding that “There are all kinds of stuff out on social media. Please don’t believe everything you hear and see on social media. “
The shooting claimed life of three students aged 14, 16 and 17, one of who died in a patrol car as a deputy rushed in hospital. Seven students and a 47-year-The old teacher was shot and wounded. Three children reportedly remain in critical condition. The school is located in City of Oxford in Northwest Oakland County of Detroit.
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