1 student dead, another injured in shooting outside school in US’ Minnesota

One student died and another was critically injured after being shot outside a school in Richfield, midwestern US state of Minnesota.

The shooting occurred around noon on Tuesday at the South Education Center, an alternative school that serves about 200 students from pre-K to age 21 in the region, Xinhua quoted the police as saying.

Officers discovered that two students had been shot on the sidewalk near the school’s front entrance, and the suspect fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

Both injured students were transported to hospital. One student succumbed to his injuries, while the other remained in critical condition.

Richfield, a suburban city in Hennepin County, is about a 20-minute drive south of Minneapolis, a major city in Minnesota.

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