Police in Arlington, Texas, are searching for an 18-year-old suspect accused of shooting multiple people Wednesday morning. Timothy George Simpkins allegedly shot four people at Timberview High School in the Mansfield Independent School District. One of the injured was slightly injured. The three injured have been taken to hospital. After the shooting, Timothy fled the scene and remained on the run. Arlington police say the shots were “not a random act of violence.”
“It’s not about anyone attacking our school,” Arlington Police Chief Kevin Colby said at a recent news conference. “It’s a student, we believe right now, initially, that one student got into a fight and pulled a weapon.”
At the moment, police are unable to confirm the type of gun used, how he got it or how it entered the school. Police received the call at 15:15 local time. According to CNN, police were able to identify Timothy from one of the multiple 911 calls.
Timothy is considered armed and dangerous. Arlington police have released his mugshot via social media and asked anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact authorities. He is driving with a “Silver, 2018 Dodge Charger license plate PFY6260.”
“We currently have multiple agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Taskforce, looking for this person,” said Kevin, the assistant chief. “Again, this is a collaborative effort between state, local and federal agencies to bring this person to justice.”
Authorities are still conducting a “systematic search” of the school grounds. Later, students will be taken by bus to the Unification Point. Officers will be on the scene for security reasons.
The reunion location listed by the Arlington Police Department is “Mansfield Independent District Center of the Performing Arts at 1110 Watt Debbie Lane.”
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