Girl critical after Colorado high school 'revenge' shooting

A 17-year-old female student is in a critical condition in hospital after being injured in a shooting at a high school in the US state of Colorado. The suspected gunman was found dead at the scene with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police: School gunman bought weapon legally

The teen gunman who shot himself dead after critically wounding a fellow student at their suburban Denver high school legally purchased the shotgun and ammunition he used in Friday's rampage at Arapahoe High School, according to Sheriff Grayson Robinson.

A vigil being held in Arapahoe for 18-year-old Claire Davis, who was critically injured in the school shooting.

The attack by Karl Pierson, 18, lasted less than a minute and a half, the sheriff said.

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Students and families reunite after Colorado shooting

Emotional scenes after the shooting at a Colorado high school
Emotional scenes after the shooting at a Colorado high school Credit: REUTERS/Evan Semon

Students and families were reunited in emotional scenes after the shooting at Arapahoe high school in Colorado.

Three students were injured in the high school shooting
Three students were injured in the high school shooting Credit: REUTERS/Evan Semon

A 15-year-old girl was in critical condition after the shooting, suspected to have been carried out by an 18-year-old, Karl Pierson, who police say apparently shot himself at the scene.

One female student remains in critical condition after the shooting
One female student remains in critical condition after the shooting Credit: REUTERS/Evan Semon

Colorado school gunman had 'strong political beliefs'

Karl Pierson, the 18-year-old who opened fire on a high school in Colorado "held strong political beliefs" according to his classmates.

After opening fire at Denver's Arapahoe High School in what the local county sheriff said was most likely a "revenge attack" on a teacher, the teenager fatally shot himself.

A 15-year-old girl was seriously injured in the attack, and two other students were wounded, but have since been released from hospital.

Read: Female student critical after school shooting

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Family reunite with shooting school students in Denver

There were emotional scenes in Denver as students of Arapahoe High School, where two people were injured in shooting, were reunited with their loved ones.

The suspected gunman was found dead with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene.

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Arapahoe HS students reunite with friends and family at Shepherd of the Hills. http://t.co/1cdDiSlqvW

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