Morning Briefing Dec. 1, 2021: Oxford High School shooter used father’s 9 mm pistol, sheriff says; Oxford community gathers, mourns at vigils

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People attending a vigil embrace at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing several students and wounding multiple other people, including a teacher. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Sheriff: Oxford High School shooter used 9 mm pistol recently purchased by father

A 15-year-old Oxford High School student who on Tuesday shot and killed three students and wounded several others was armed with a handgun recently purchased by his father, according to authorities.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said during a news conference Tuesday night that when deputies apprehended the school shooter, they found him armed with a loaded 9 mm Sig Sauer SP2022 semi-automatic pistol. Officials say seven rounds were discovered inside the handgun when deputies converged on the shooter.

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‘What kind of brokenness was in him?’ Community vigils held after Oxford High School shooting leaves 3 dead, others injured

Vigils were held to honor the victims of the Oxford High School shooting after three people were killed and eight others were injured.

One of the vigils was held at Kensington Church in Lake Orion and the other was held at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford.

There were tears, hugging and disbelief inside the Kensington Church. Students, parents and friends met for a prayer service on Tuesday night. They gathered together to cope with what happened at Oxford High School.

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What we know about the victims of the Oxford High School shooting

Three students were killed and eight other people were injured in a shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday, officials said. The deceased students include a 14-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl.

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15-year-old in custody after 3 killed, 8 injured in Oxford High School shooting -- Everything we know so far

Three students were killed and eight other people were injured in a shooting at Oxford High School on Tuesday, officials said.

More than 100 calls were made to police during the shooting. The suspect was reportedly in custody within five minutes of officials receiving the first 911 call.

Investigators recovered a semi-automatic handgun and found multiple spent shell cases. It is believed the suspect fired between 15-20 rounds.

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Abortion rights at stake in historic Supreme Court arguments

Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments Wednesday over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end pregnancies and has forged one of the most enduring fault lines in American life and politics.

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Weather forecast: Slightly warmer Wednesday with rain later

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COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 25,329 new cases of COVID-19 and 137 virus-related deaths Monday -- an average of 5,065.8 cases over a five-day period. Of the 137 deaths announced Monday, 57 were identified during a review of records.

Monday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,301,593, including 23,732 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,276,264 cases and 23,595 deaths, as of Wednesday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

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