2 Girls, Both 15, Dead After Shooting at Ariz. School

No suspects are at large
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2016 12:30 PM CST
A Glendale police officer tries to give instructions to parents waiting to reunite with their children, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

(Newser) – Two 15-year-old girls are dead in Arizona after a shooting at Independence High School in Glendale Friday morning. Details are vague—the sophomores were shot at what CNN describes as "a covered patio area near the main building" and cafeteria prior to 8am, and authorities don't believe there are any suspects at large. ABC 15 reports that there are no persons of interest and that the shooting is considered an isolated incident. "This is not an active shooter situation, and we realized that once we got on scene," a police officer tells the Arizona Republic.

But authorities won't say whether the situation could be a double suicide or a murder-suicide. It's not clear what, if any, relationship existed between the two 10th-graders, who were found close to one another with a single gunshot wound each; a gun was found nearby.

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