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15-year-old shooter leaves two dead, more than a dozen wounded at Kentucky high school

Key Points
  • Nineteen people were injured in a shooting at a Kentucky high school, authorities say.
  • Of the 19, two are deceased and 12 suffered gunshot wounds, Gov. Matt Bevin says.
  • Kentucky State Police say there is "no motive that we know of" at this time.
A Google Earth map showing the site of a shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky on Jan. 23rd, 2018.
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A 15-year-old male shooter will be charged with murder and attempted murder after two students were killed and another 17 were injured at a Kentucky high school, NBC News reported Tuesday.

The shooting, the first deadly school shooting of the year, occurred at Marshall County High School in rural Kentucky. The student shooter is currently in custody, authorities said.

At least five of the injured victims have been transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, about 120 miles away, a spokeswoman told CNBC.

14 people were shot, and two died of their wounds. The deceased, a boy and a girl, were 15-year-old students at Marshall County High.

There was "no motive that we know of" at this time, said Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Sgt. Josh Lawson.

Trooper Jody Cash, a police spokesman, told CNBC that the scene is secure.

KY State Police tweet

Marshall County Hospital, located a few miles from the high school, declined to comment to CNBC.

The Marshall County sheriff's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.