A man shot two women in the parking lot of the Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on late Tuesday.
"Clark County Deputies responded to a shooting at 2215 NE 104th street (Sara J Elementary). Deputies arrived and located two victims. A description of the suspect and suspect vehicle was obtained. The suspect was located and a pursuit ensued. The suspect eventually stopped at Padden Parkway and Andresen Road and appears to have shot himself", the sheriff’s office said.
Statement from Vancouver Public Schools regarding today’s shooting: pic.twitter.com/zbgnfdCDIF— Katherine Cook (@KCookKGW) November 27, 2019
An investigation is underway.
It is not the first incident of that kind lately, as two boys, 11 and 14, were shot at another elementary school in California on 25 November.
The United States has been rocked by shootings at schools and public places in recent time amid public calls for the authorities to tighten gun laws.