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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Family Of High School Shooting Suspect Issues Statement

The family of Dimitrios Pagourtzis issued a statement Saturday offering condolences to the victims of the attack. Pagourtzis is suspected of fatally shooting 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday. The statement said, "We are saddened and dismayed by yesterday's events at Santa Fe High School. We extend our most heartfelt prayers and condolences to all of the victims." The family added they were "as shocked and confused as anyone else" about what happened. 17-year-old Pagourtzis faces charges of capital murder and aggravated assault against a public servant after allegedly opening fire at the school. 10 people were killed and 10 others wounded. After his arrest, Pagourtzis admitted to shooting multiple people with "the intent on killing people" in an interview with police, according to court documents. "We are gratified by the public comments made by other Santa Fe High School students that show Dimitri as we know him: a smart, quiet, sweet boy," the statement said, adding that, "what we have learned from media reports seems incompatible with the boy we love." This video was produced by YT Wochit News using