Offbeat These are the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting

05:56  19 may  2018
05:56  19 may  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Texas school shooting suspect ID'd as 17-year-old student

  Texas school shooting suspect ID'd as 17-year-old student Law enforcement official identifies person in custody in Texas school shooting as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis. The official was not authorized to discuss the shooting by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.Authorities say eight to 10 people, mostly students, were killed in the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.A woman who answered the phone at a number associated with the Pagourtzis family declined to speak with the AP.She said: "Give us our time right now, thank you.

a person smiling for the camera © Facebook

There were 10 people shot and killed in Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Ten others were wounded.

So far, two victims have been publicly identified: a substitute teacher and an exchange student from Pakistan.

Here are profiles on those who died:

Cynthia Tisdale

Cynthia Tisdale was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School, her family told CNN. Her niece, Leia Olinde, said the family was notified of her death Friday night.

Tisdale's brother-in-law, John Tisdale, said in a Facebook post Friday night that she was a member of the Anchor Bible Baptist Church in Pharr, Texas.

John Tisdale also said in his post that his sister-in-law's husband, William Recie Tisdale, is "in bad health with a terminal lung disease." The couple has four children.

Watt to pay funeral expenses for Santa Fe High School shooting victims

  Watt to pay funeral expenses for Santa Fe High School shooting victims Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has told Santa Fe High School that he intends to pay the funeral expenses.Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at the Texas high school.

Sabika Sheikh

The Embassy of Pakistan in Washington confirmed on Facebook that Sabika Sheikh, an exchange student, was one of the 10 people killed in Friday's shooting.

"Ms. Sheikh was in Texas as part of the Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Programme," the embassy said in a statement to CNN. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Sabika's family and friends. Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry spoke to the father of Sabika Sheikh expressing heartfelt condolences over the tragic death of his daughter."

The embassy also said Pakistan's Consul General in Houston is in touch with Sabika's family in Pakistan.

"Our Consul General in Houston is in touch with the authorities concerned to ascertain facts," the embassy said on its Facebook page.

CNN's Sophia Saifi, Laura Koran and Nick Valencia

The Latest: Adult and child hurt in Indiana school shooting .
An official says an adult and a child were injured in a shooting at an Indiana middle school and were taken to hospitals in Indianapolis. Indiana University Health spokeswoman Danielle Sirilla said the adult victim in Friday morning's attack at Noblesville West Middle School northeast of Indianapolis was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital and the child was taken to Riley Hospital for Children. She had no information on their ages or the seriousness of their injuries.Authorities say the suspect is believed to have acted alone and was taken into custody.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!