Tragedy struck Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday when a gunman, alleged to be 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire and killed 10 people while injuring 10 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. Officials also found a number of explosive devices in the school.
One of the injured appears to be sophomore Rome Shubert, who is a University of Houston baseball commit. Shubert took to Twitter in the aftermath, telling his followers that he had in fact been shot in the head during the attack.
Shubert said he was shot in the back of the head - but that he's okay. Apparently, the bullet "missed everything vital."
Shubert gave an interview with the Houston Chronicle. He painted a terrifying scene:
"I was sitting doing my work and he walked in, tossed something on the desks behind me," Shubert said, "and then three loud pops and I jumped under my table and flipped it in front of me and I guess he ran out in the hall and I took off out the back door and when I was running I realized I was shot in the back of my head."
Shubert committed to play for Houston earlier this year. Here was his tweet announcing the news:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the shooting.