Teen gunman shoots girl, kills self at Mich. high school


The Associated Press

A gunman shot and wounded his teenage ex-girlfriend in a high school parking lot Wednesday, then fatally shot himself, police said.

The 17-year-old girl was taken from H.H. Dow High School to a hospital, Midland Police Chief James St. Louis said at an afternoon news conference. Her condition was not immediately released.

St. Louis said the shooter was a 17-year-old from Coleman and was not a student at the school.

The boy had called her at home that morning, St. Louis said. After a conversation in the parking lot, he pulled a gun out of a backpack and shot her four times before turning the gun on himself.

The school was locked down after the gunfire, said Linda Cline, finance director for the Midland Public Schools. She said the shooting appeared to be an isolated incident.

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