9:56 pm, Mon 21 Oct 2013
Police have said it is too early to know if a student gunman was targeting anyone when he opened fire at a school in Nevada, wounding two boys and killing a teacher.
Authorities said they believed the teacher had tried to shield pupils before being killed. Two were wounded in the shooting.
The shootings occurred at 7:16am local time, around 15 minutes before classes were scheduled to begin at Sparks Middle School, with the school already busy with pupils.
Children were evacuated to nearby schools in the aftermath of the shooting.
Pupil Kyle Nucum, who witnessed the shooting, told a local newspaper that he heard “a pop, like a loud pop, and everybody was screaming. The teacher fell and everybody ran away."
6:54 pm, Mon 21 Oct 2013
A staff member died when a student opened fire at a school in Nevada, shooting several people before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Two boys taken to a local hospital in a critical condition were also students at Sparks Middle School, Washoe County emergency manager Aaron Kenneston said.
6:09 pm, Mon 21 Oct 2013
Two people have died in a shooting at Sparks Middle School in the US state of Nevada, local police have told the Associated Press.
Washoe County School District Police could not confirm the pair's identities but said one of them was the shooter.
Two boys, both minors, are in a critical condition in Renown Regional Hospital with apparent gunshot wounds, the hospital's spokeswoman Angela Rambo said.
5:49 pm, Mon 21 Oct 2013
The governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, has issued a message on Twitter in response to the shootings at a school in the city of Sparks, which have wounded at least four people.
5:36 pm, Mon 21 Oct 2013
Four people have been wounded in a shooting at Sparks Middle School in the US state of Nevada, Reuters has reported, citing a local official.
Washoe County Emergency Manager Aaron Kenneston said he could not immediately say whether any of those were fatalities or give further information about their identities.
The Associated Press, citing local police, has reported two people have died following the shooting.