SANTA FE, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he is mourning with the students, staff and residents of Santa Fe after an active shooter killed 10 people and injured an additional 10. Most of them are students.
- Gov. Greg Abbott spoke to media addressing the shooting at Santa Fe High School
- 10 injured and 10 wounded, mostly students
- Abbott says it's time for Texas to take active to prevent similar incidents
Abbott spoke to the media about at what was an active shooting at Santa Fe High School in Southeast Texas Friday morning.
He said there are two immediate goals: gather evidence and information to make sure crime is prosecuted accurately and provide families with support and resources we need.
He also added that Texas needs to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated.
"We need to do more than just pray for the victims and families," he said. "It's time in Texas that we take action to make sure this tragedy is never repeated."
He said he will begin swift solutions roundtables to begin next week.
Abbott was joined by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
According to Abbott, as of Friday afternoon law enforcement officials were still in the process of searching and investigating the scene as well as other locations. A warrant is out for person responsible for shooting and well as warrants to search two other residences.
The shooting suspect has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Two others have been detained for questioning.
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