Texas high school shooter identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis

Posted: 2:08 PM, May 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-18 15:31:41-04

SANTA FE, Texas — A law enforcement official has identified a person in custody in the Houston-area school shooting as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

ATF agents arrive on location at Santa Fe High School where a shooter killed as many as 10 students on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The official was not authorized to discuss the shooting by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.

Authorities said 10 people were killed and another 10 were injured in the nation’s deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for stricter gun laws.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the suspect had a shotgun and a .38-revolver, both of which belonged to his father.

A woman who answered the phone at a number associated with the Pagourtzis family declined to speak with the AP.

She said: “Give us our time right now, thank you.”

Pagourtzis plays on the Santa Fe High School junior varsity football team, and is a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church.