Who Is Dimitrios Pagourtzis? Santa Fe High School Shooting Suspect Identified

Authorities identified Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, as the suspect in Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, the Associated Press reported.

"One is in custody, a second one detained," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter.

Pagourtzis remained at the Santa Fe Police Department. He was being held without bond on a capital murder charge.

Governor Greg Abbott said authorities had warrants to search two residences in connection with the shooting and said investigators were concerned about discovering additional explosive devices. Authorities had already found a Molotov cocktail and a CO2 device, he said.

Abbott noted writings from the suspect said he wanted to carry out the shooting and then kill himself, though he gave himself up to police. Two weapons, including a shotgun and 38 revolvers, were used. Abbott said both weapons were obtained by the shooter from his father, though it was unclear whether the father knew he had taken them.

Abbott confirmed 10 people were killed and another 10 were injured in the shooting.

BREAKING: The suspect from the Santa Fe ISD shooting scene has been booked into the Galveston County Jail. He is identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Being held for Capital Murder; no bond. pic.twitter.com/GVGSLwbeNT

— Stephen Sanchez (@SSanchezTV) May 18, 2018

Hospital staff at University of Texas Medical Branch said three people had been transported, including two adults and one person under the age of 18. One of those people was in surgery. Gonzalez also said a police officer was being treated for injuries, though the extent remained unknown.

The Santa Fe Independent School District confirmed possible explosive devices were found at the school and off campus. The school was evacuated and anyone who saw what could be a suspicious item was asked to call 911.

Santa Fe Police confirmed to Newsweek there was an "active situation" at the school Friday morning. Witnesses told KTRK-TV fire alarms went off inside the school, some 36 miles from Houston, around 7:45 a.m. local time. Students described being told to "run."

"We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, 'Start running,'" a student told KTRK.

The school district confirmed on its website that there were injuries as a result of the situation, though they did not confirm the extent. Students were transported to the Alamo Gym on Highway 6, where parents were instructed to pick them up. In addition to local law enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was responding to the scene.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence all sent messages regarding the shooting on Twitter.

"To the students, families, teachers of Santa Fe High School, all of those affected and the entire community: We are with you, you are in our prayers, and you're in the prayers of the American people," Pence wrote.

During an address Friday, Trump called the shooting "horrific."

"Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe," the president said. "May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded."

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Authorities confirmed an active shooter at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, Friday morning. Google Maps