Police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ gunman after four wounded in Texas
The gunman suspected of shooting several people at a Texas high school on Wednesday has been taken into custody, police say.
Timothy George Simpkins, 18, handed himself in to police just after 2pm.
Mr Simpkins has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Kevin Kolbye, assistant chief of Arlington Police, announced the arrest at a press conference.
Mr Simpkins made contact with detectives through an attorney, and drove himself to a police station, police said.
The gun involved in the shooting, a .45 calibre handgun, was recovered from England Parkway, Grand Prairie.
The gun is going to be turned over to The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to run ballistics.
Three people were taken to hospital after the shooting, two suffering gunshot wounds, and one with minor injuries.
A 15-year-old male was in critical condition on Wednesday afternoon.
A male, 25, and a teenage girl were described as being in a good condition. A fourth victim was treated at the scene.
Texas shooting: Active shooter wounds several people at high school
An active shooter is on the loose at a high school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Several people have been wounded in the shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, according to reports.
NBC5 reported that the local school district has wrote to parents to say the school is in lockdown and police are investigating an “active shooter situation” at the high school.
Students and staff are currently locked in their classrooms and offices, the Mansfield Independent School District told parents.
Arlington police and neighbouring law enforcement agencies are responding to the incident.
High school placed in lockdown after gunman opens fire
Video shows scene from inside classroom and gunshots are heard
“All clear” given as buses take students away from school
The Mansfield Independent School District has said in a press release that the “‘all clear’ has been given at Timberview High School, and Mansfield ISD's reunification process for those families has been solidified”.
“Students are being safely escorted right now on buses,” the school district added.
Three out of four victims taken to hospital after shooting
Three victims of the shooting have been taken to hospital with a fourth person with minor injuries refusing treatment, police have said during a press conference.
Police: Fight between student and individual led to shooting
Police have said during a press briefing that they think that a fight between a student and another person prompted the shooting.
They added that a person of interest is Timothy George Simpkins, a black 18-year-old man.
Assistant Police Chief say three out of four victims are students with one victim possibly being a teacher
Kevin Kolbye, assistant chief of Arlington Police, has said that three out of the four victims are students with one older victim possibly being a teacher.
Police tweet image of suspect
Authorities say they don’t know what type of gun was used
Authorities have said that they still don’t know what type of gun was used in the shooting.
An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that once they find out what type of gun it was, they’ll work on tracing the weapon to find its origin.
Video shows police response and students outside of school following shooting
Texas Senator Ted Cruz speaks following shooting
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz said following the shooting: “I know all of us are lifting up in prayer the students and the teachers and the first responders and the parents.”