The death toll in a Michigan high school shooting rose to four after a 17-year-old student died of his injuries, local police said.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Justin Shilling, who was a student at Oxford High School in rural Oxford, Michigan, succumbed to his injuries after the attack.
On Tuesday, a 15-year-old student opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol at the institution, firing at least 30 times.
The alleged perpetrator was detained, but no explanations were given as to the motive for the attack. Authorities said there was no resistance during the arrest and that the suspect requested a lawyer.
The attacker used a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol that his father bought him on November 26, the day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday” because of the massive sales made by stores across the country in the start of the Christmas shopping period.
The suspect, a sophomore, apparently carried the gun to school and several chargers of ammunition in a backpack.
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He turned himself in to police in the school hallway, with several bullets still in the chamber of the gun.
Police said they searched the suspect’s home.
“This is expected to be a lengthy investigation and hundreds of interviews will be conducted,” he said in a statement.