The Latest: Alabama: 1 dead, 1 hurt in school shooting


Police say a 17-year-old girl has been killed in a shooting at a Birmingham, Alabama, high school that has left another 17-year-old student, a boy, injured.

Birmingham's interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson said at a news conference after Wednesday afternoon's at Huffman High School that authorities are seeking to determine whether the shooting was accidental. Authorities had previously told local media groups it was being investigated as apparently accidental but Wilson says the circumstances are under investigation.

Wilson declined to identify either student. He says authorities are investigating whether a gun now in the possession of authorities was accidentally discharged or if it was intentional. The chief says the shooting occurred as school was being dismissed Wednesday, adding it's not from where "someone from the outside came into the school."

Wilson did not respond to questions as to who fired the gun.