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Seventeen people died Wednesday after a shooter opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Fla., police said.
In an evening press conference, Scott Israel, the Broward County sheriff, said 17 people were confirmed to have been killed, including 12 within the building, two just outside, one who died on the street near the school, and two who died in the hospital.
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Israel identified the shooting suspect as Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had been previously expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the shooting took place.
"This incident truly makes me sick to my stomach," Israel said. "It's horrible. It's catastrophic."
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Seventeen victims were brought to Broward Health, a system of medical facilities in South Florida, doctors with the hospital system told reporters during a press conference Thursday evening. Three remain in critical condition and three are stable. Several patients are still in surgery, they said.
Cruz was also brought to the hospital, but was later released into police custody.
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Students and adults are among the victims, though Israel could not confirm whether any were teachers.
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