(Reuters) – Florida law enforcement officials were searching on Wednesday for the person who opened fire in a high school, injuring as many as 20 people according to local media, which showed dozens students fleeing a building surrounded by police.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, about 45 miles (72 km) north of Miami, had been placed on a â€œcode redâ€� lockdown but had no information on victims, a spokeswoman for the county sheriffâ€™s office said. The sheriffâ€™s office, which could not immediately confirm how many people had been injured, said on Twitter that the shooter was still at large.
Floridaâ€™s WSVN-TV reported at least 20 people may have been injured.
Live television showed dozens of students running and walking away from the school, weaving their way between law enforcement officers with heavy weapons and helmets, and large numbers of emergency vehicles including police cars, ambulances and fire trucks.
Local FOX-10 TV reported that five people were seen being treated by paramedics.
The school has about 3,100 students, according to federal data.
Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Tom Brown