ONE person has been killed and a cop severely injured as details emerge of a gunman opening fire at a Tennessee high school.
Police in Knoxville, Tennessee confirmed on Monday night that the person who was killed was the suspect, and that he was a student at Austin-East Magnet High School.
The officer who was struck by gunfire was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.
Knoxville police responded to reports of an individual possibly armed with a gun around 3.15pm.
There were no other injuries reported and a motive was not immediately clear.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.
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