BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UPDATE: 3/7/2018 5:02 p.m. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin says his Alabama city is mourning the death of a 17-year-old female student in a shooting at a local high school.
Authorities say the student was killed and another 17-year-old student, a boy, was injured Wednesday afternoon at Huffman High School. Authorities say they're investigating whether the shooting was accidental.
Woodfin says the deceased student would have turned 18 in about 30 days and was a senior "who had aspirations and dreams to be a nurse." He adds, "We are not just talking about some person, (we're) talking about losing a part of our future. Our hearts are heavy."
Neither student was immediately identified, and police say they are seeking surveillance video and witnesses to determine what had happened.
Police say a 17-year-old girl has been killed in a shooting at a Birmingham, Alabama, high school that has left another student injured.
Birmingham Police Chief Orlando Wilson said at a news conference after the shooting Wednesday afternoon at Huffman High School that authorities are seeking to determine whether the shooting was accidental.
Wilson declined to identify the dead student and the other injured. He also says authorities are investigating whether the gun accidentally discharged or if it was intentional.
The chief says the shooting occurred as school was being dismissed Wednesday, adding it's not from where "someone from the outside came into the school."
Wilson did not respond to questions as to who fired the gun, adding investigators have the firearm in their possession.