Mass Shooting in Florida School Leaves 17 Dead

A shooting at a Florida high school has left 17 people dead, the local sheriff has confirmed. The suspected shooter has been detained.

Multiple ambulances, police cars and even armored vehicles have been deployed to the school, according to footage emerging from the scene.

At least 14 victims have been confirmed by Broward Sheriff Office.

The victims were taken to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital, police added, according to RT.

It is still not clear how many of the victims were killed and how many were injured.

 According to Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida), there are "a number of fatalities” as result of the shooting. “That's what I've been told by the school superintendent,” Nelson told CBS News, adding that they were "in addition to the reported multiple injuries.”

Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie estimated that there were “numerous fatalities” in the shooting, calling the incident a “horrific situation.”

Media reports put the number of fatalities even higher: CNN says there are 16, while ABC claims 15 people were killed, both cite unnamed law enforcement sources.