Shooting At Sparks Middle School In Nevada, Multiple Shots Fired [Breaking, UPDATED]

A school shooting at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nevada has been reported, but details are currently just being made available about the incident.

From what we’ve learned so far about the Sparks Middle School shooting, “multiple” shots were fired, with at least one person injured in the very early morning incident. The shooting happened at about 7:16 AM local time, or 10:16 AM EST.

According to an early AP report on the Sparks Middle School shooting, safety precautions have been taken at all district schools in the wake of the incident:

“Washoe County School District spokesman Charles Rahn says the middle school and the adjacent Agnes Risley Elementary School have been evacuated to Sparks High School. Rahn said the middle and elementary schools will be closed Monday.”

A shooter is reportedly in custody, but it was not immediately clear what the scope of the situation may be, or whether the suspect was a student or not.

ThinkProgress adds:

“Reports say the shooter is in custody and ‘neutralized.’ According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, one 12-year-old boy was shot as classes were starting around 7:16 am.”

Generally the term “neutralized” is not used alongside “in custody,” which makes the reporting slightly difficult to parse.

Multiple reports indicate at least one victim, a 12-year-old boy, but his current condition has not been reported. Police Commander Rocky Triplett told CNN that it was not clear if there were any other victims in the Sparks school shooting just yet.

Update: 11:53 AM EST, locals say the shooter may have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the Sparks Middle School shooting. This information has not yet been verified:

Earlier, user @rockwithjerry tweeted reports of parents overflowing pickup areas after the shooting:

News reports show anxious parents waiting outside the school as well:

Update: 11:53 AM EST, Sparks City Manager Shawn Carey confirms the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. However, adds:

“Angela Rambo, spokeswoman for Renown Regional Hospital said they have received two male patients, both minors, and both are in critical condition.”

A press conference regarding the Sparks Middle School shooting is currently underway in the Nevada town.

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