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Gunman kills student in US school shooting: official

Published on Jun 11, 2014 1:11 AM

LiOS ANGELES (AFP) - A gunman killed a student at an Oregon high school on Tuesday, the local police chief said, adding that the shooter was also dead and the situation "contained".

"A gunman entered the high school this morning, shot one student. Unfortunately, that student has died," said Mr Scott Anderson, police chief in Troutdale, near Oregon.

“The gunman was located and the gunman is also deceased ... The situation is contained,” he added.  

Large numbers of armed police scambled to lock down the school after reports of shots fired around 8:00am. But about an hour later the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said the situation was under control.

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