Perry lowa Shooting: 17 year old killed sixth grader and wounded five

In an early-morning shooting at a high school in the tiny Iowan town of Perry, five people were injured, including a sixth grader, according to the police. The suspect, a 17-year-old, was identified.

During a Thursday afternoon news briefing, authorities revealed that Dylan Butler, a 17-year-old student at Perry High School, was the suspect. Responding cops discovered him dead from what seemed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Perry, a town of about 7,800 people located about 30 miles northwest of Des Moines, had an active shooter at its high school around 7:37 in the morning, according to police reports.

According to authorities, the gunman was carrying a small-caliber handgun and a pump-action shotgun.

The student who was killed has not yet been identified. According to officials, all other injured parties are likely to live.

Governor Kim Reynolds expressed her condolences to the community and described the shooting as a “senseless tragedy” that has rocked Perry and the state.

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