Update on Perry, Iowa School Shooting

AUTHORITIES RELEASE MORE INFO ON SHOOTING VICTIMS

Authorities released more information on the Perry, Iowa, school shooting victims.

The student killed in the shooting was identified as 11 year old Ahmir Jolliff.  The Iowa Medical Examiner says the cause of his death was three gunshot wounds and his death has been ruled a homicide.

The shooter, seventeen-year-old Dylan Butler, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his death has been ruled a suicide.

Seven others were wounded or injured in the incident.  That’s two more than initially reported by law enforcement.  Three of the victims are school staff members and four are students.

Perry High School principal Dan Marburger suffered multiple gunshot wounds and remains in critical condition.

The state DCI says Marburger placed himself in harm’s way in an apparent effort to protect his students.

Marburger and two students remain hospitalized.

The remaining victims have been treated and released.

Investigators have seized large volumes of digital and social media evidence to review. Background investigations, as well as eyewitness accounts and victim interviews, are continuing.

 

TWO KILLED, FIVE OTHERS WOUNDED IN PERRY HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING

Authorities say two people are dead, including the shooter and five others wounded following a shooting at Perry High School in central Iowa Thursday morning.
Mitch Mortvedt of the Iowa D-C-I says the call of an active shooter came in from the Dallas County school at 7:37 a.m.:

Mortvedt says the lone shooter was quickly located in the school, and a second threat was discovered:

Mortvedt says the shooter shot six people in the school:

The names of the victims have not been released, and Mortvedt says four are in stable condition with the fifth in critical condition with injuries termed as non-life threatening. .
Mortvedt did identify the shooter:

Over 150 law enforcement members responded to the shooting.
Mortvedt says the investigation will continue and did not speak about a possible motive behind the shooting.