A teenager who opened fire at a Texas high school Friday, killing 10 people and wounding 10 others, allegedly spared people he liked and targeted those he didn’t.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, entered Santa Fe High School with a shotgun and .38 revolver and allegedly opened fire during a first-period art class. Pagourtzis said he did not kill the people he liked because he “wanted his story told,” according to a probable cause affidavit.
He is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant. He was being held Saturday without bond.
Police said the majority of the victims were students.
While police haven’t officially released the names of those killed, family members of the slain have already taken to social media to announce they lost their loved ones in the massacre.
Shana Fisher, 16, was reportedly in the art room where the shooting took place and was identified as a victim by her aunt on Twitter.
Angelique Ramirez also died in the shooting, her aunt said on social media.
“With a broken heart and a soul that just can’t process all this right now, I have to announce my niece was one of the fatalities,” her aunt, Sylvia Pritchett, wrote in a Facebook post. “Please keep all the families in your thoughts, and hug your children tightly.”
A Pakistani exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, was killed in the shooting. Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, expressed condolences after the shooting
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Sabika’s family and friends,” Chaudhry said.
Christopher Stone, 17, and Kim Vaughn were also identified as victims by family members.
“Folks — call your damn senators. Call your congressmen,” Vaughn’s mother, Rhonda Hart, wrote on Facebook. “We need GUN CONTROL. WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR KIDS.”
A teacher at the school, Cynthia Tisdale, was also identified as a victim by her brother-in-law, John Tisdale, reports said.
“We never know when our death will come,” Tisdale said. “Cynthia planned on one day retiring and being a full-time grandmother. It will never happen.”