An 18-year-old opened fire inside a Dallas-area high school, leaving four people injured before fleeing, authorities said on Wednesday. Authorities said at a news conference that the shooting happened after a fight broke out in the school. Police were searching for the suspected shooter, whom they identified as Timothy George Simpkins. They said he might be driving a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger with license plate PFY-6260.
Arlington Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye said two of the four injured people were shot. Three of the four were taken to hospitals and the other person refused treatment.
The Mansfield Independent School District earlier said in a news release that Timberview High School was on lockdown since Wednesday morning. The school is in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
The report came just days after a shooting at a Houston charter school that injured an administrator.