(CNN)One student is dead and one injured after a shooting at a school in Richfield, Minnesota, officials announced Tuesday.
“This is a tragic day in the city of Richfield,” Police Chief Jay Henthorne said during a news conference.
The shooting occurred just after noon on Tuesday at the South Education Center, the chief said, and when officers arrived they found two students who had been shot on a sidewalk outside of the school.
The suspects fled the scene immediately after the shooting, the chief said.
Both students were taken to a nearby medical center and one of the students succumbed to his injuries, the chief added.
The other student remains in critical condition, the chief said. Henthorne did not share any further details about the students.
Law enforcement officials are searching for the suspects but determined if no further threat exists to nearby schools and the area.
The incident is under investigation. FBI Minneapolis special agents also responded to the shooting reports, the FBI said on Twitter. Special agents from the ATF’s St. Paul field division also responded, that agency said on Twitter.
“We strongly encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to call the tip line at 1-888-ATF-TIPS,” the chief said. “Our hearts are with the families, students, and the community impacted by this horrendous and tragic
1 student dead, 1 injured in Minnesota school shooting, police chief says
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