GLENDALE, Ariz. — Two 15-year-old female students were killed in Friday morning’s shooting at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, police said.
Each 10th-grader was found with one gunshot wound outside the building, near the school’s cafeteria, Glendale police Officer Tracey Breeden said.
A weapon was found near the bodies, Breeden said. When reporters asked whether this was a homicide-suicide or a double suicide, Breeden said she “can’t confirm anything,” but she said investigators don’t believe any shooter is at large.
“We don’t believe that there’s any suspects that are out there … that we’re searching for,” Breeden said.
Breeden said she didn’t know what relationship, if any, the girls had.
Police asked students’ parents to gather at a nearby Walmart to await further information.
Independence High School opened in 1977 and is part of the Glendale Union High School District. More than 2,000 students are enrolled.
Glendale is a city of about 230,000 just northwest of Phoenix.