- Title: Northern Mexico teen school gunman dies
- Date: 18th January 2017
- Summary: MONTERREY, MEXICO (JANUARY 18, 2017) (REUTERS) AMBULANCE AND RELATIVES OF STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE COLEGIO AMERICANO DEL NORESTE SCHOOL VARIOUS OF PARENTS OF STUDENTS RUSHING TOWARDS SCHOOL POLICE VEHICLE AND AMBULANCE OUTSIDE SCHOOL RELATIVES LEADING CHILDREN AWAY FROM SCHOOL TROOPS STUDENTS LEAVING WITH PARENTS GENERAL VIEW OF NEWS CONFERENCE WITH NUEVO LEON STATE GOVERNOR JAIME RODRIGUEZ (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) NUEVO LEON STATE GOVERNOR JAIME RODRIGUEZ, SAYING: "They inform me that they have already withdrawn the [medical] attention. He was brain dead. Already deceased. Among the four remaining wounded. All four are in serious condition. There is still no information that we could have, basically to tells us they not at risk. They are still at risk. Only one of them, who has an injury, is in a more stable position." VARIOUS OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WALKING AWAY FROM SCHOOL POLICE VEHICLE AMBULANCE, SCHOOL EXTERIOR POLICE VEHICLES POLICE OFFICERS POLICE VEHICLE SCHOOL EXTERIOR WITH AMBULANCE IN FRONT
- Embargoed: 1st February 2017 20:22
- Keywords: Mexico teen shooting dead school Monterrey
- Location: MONTERREY, MEXICO
- City: MONTERREY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA0015ZM0WUB
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- Story Text: A teenage student suffering from depression shot three students and a teacher at a private school in northern Mexico on Wednesday (January 18) before killing himself in what state officials called an unprecedented attack that was caught on security video.
The 15-year-old student pulled out a handgun inside a classroom at the bilingual Colegio Americano del Noreste and began shooting, the officials said, critically wounding three of his victims before turning the pistol on himself.
Hours after the shootings, Nuevo Leon state governor Jaime Rodriguez named the gunman as Federico Guevara and said he had died. His motive was being investigated, Rodriguez told a news conference.
"They inform me that they have already withdrawn the [medical] attention. He was brain dead. Already deceased. Among the four remaining wounded. All four are in serious condition. There is still no information that we could have, basically to tells us they not at risk. They are still at risk. Only one of them, who has an injury, is in a more stable position," Rodriguez said.
Security camera footage showed the teenager quickly and calmly firing what appeared to be seven shots at seated students and a female teacher, some at point-blank range. At least two victims immediately slumped over after being hit.
Looking dazed, Guevara aimed at his own temple and pulled the trigger twice, but he had apparently ran out of bullets. He walked back to where he had been sitting, reloaded, and shot himself in the chin. He keeled over.
Students who had been cowering beneath desks and chairs then fled, stepping over the shooter to reach the door.
Ambulances, police and soldiers raced to the school, which offers pre-school, elementary and high school classes on the southern outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico's third largest city.
Distraught parents gathered outside, where they were watched over by troops in camouflage carrying rifles and backed up by an armoured car. Forensic technicians in white suits checked the scene.
While Mexico has endured a decade-long drug war that has claimed tens of thousands of victims, the country has not seen the type of school shootings that have occurred in the United States.
The nationalities and identities of the victims were not immediately divulged by authorities.
Authorities said one 15-year-old student was shot in the arm, and two 14-year-olds were shot. He said the shooter had brought a .22 calibre firearm from home.
Photos widely shared on social media showed three people lying on a classroom floor with pools of blood around their heads. Reuters was not able to confirm the authenticity of those images.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto lamented the tragedy.
"As a father and as president, what happened this morning at a school in Monterrey hurts me very much," he wrote on Twitter.
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