Ohio Shooting: One Student Dead, Four Injured After Gunman Opens Fire At Chardon High School

First Posted: 28/02/2012 09:39 Updated: 28/02/2012 10:07

One student has been killed and four injured in a shooting in a high school in Ohio.

The suspected gunman at Chardon High School is thought to be student TJ Lane.

Witness Danny Komertz said a teenager had opened fire in the school's canteen, telling AP: "I looked up and this kid was pointing a gun about 10-feet away from me to a group of four kids sitting at a table.”

Another victim of the gunman, named as Russell King Jr, remains in a critical condition. According to reports he was dating the alleged shooter's ex-girlfriend.

There are reports two students are dead, but only one has been confirmed so far.

The family of the dead student, 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor, released a statement expressing their shock at the "senseless tragedy."

"Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."

Police chief Tim McKenna said the investigation will be very long, with and that they have a "lot of homework to do." The FBI have not commented on the motive of the attack.

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