Arlington, TX – A manhunt is underway for the gunman who injured three students and a staff member at Timberview High School on Wednesday morning.
Arlington Police Assistant Chief Kevin Kolbye told reporters at a press briefing shortly before noon on Oct. 6 that four people had been injured during the active shooter incident at the high school.
Asst. Chief Kolbye said at least two of the victims had sustained gunshot wounds and he said some of the victims were already in surgery.
He said he had heard three of the victims were students and the fourth was a teacher, but said that information was not confirmed.
Officials identified the suspect in the shootings as an 18-year-old student named Timothy George Simpkins and released his picture to the media.
We are looking for a shooting suspect in today’s incident at @mansfieldisd Timberview School. Please call 911 if you know the whereabouts of 18-year old Timothy George Simpkins who may be driving a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger with license plate PFY-6260. pic.twitter.com/npaNVBDXRp
— Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) October 6, 2021
Asst. Chief Kolbye said Simpkins was believed to be driving a silver 2018 Dodge Charger with Texas license plate PFY6260.
He said Simpkins should be “considered to be armed and dangerous” and urged anyone who spotted him to call 911 and not approach him.
The police official told reporters that the shooting was “not random,” and that authorities believed that it began as a physical altercation in a classroom.
During that fight, Asst. Chief Kolbye said one of the students pulled out a weapon and began shooting.
Asst. Chief Kolbye said that there were two school resource officers on campus when the shooting began and they responded immediately to the scene in a second-floor classroom.
Videos of the fight and the aftermath have been posted to social media and Asst. Chief Kolbye said police had seen them.
— Isaiah (@TheIsaiahB47) October 6, 2021
My daughter just texted me that there was a school school shooting at Timberview H.S. In Mansfield ISD in Arlington, TX. She sent this video that’s out. Her nearby school is on lockdown also, and we hear police sirens rushing in. Police confirm there is an active shooter. Praying pic.twitter.com/m90QzZUfTz
— Nerissa Knight (@nerissaknight) October 6, 2021
Police announced the school was secure shortly after 11 a.m. local time; however, the school remained in lockdown and students have not yet been evacuated.
Timberview High School is part of the Mansfield Independent School District, KTVT reported.
Ten schools in the Arlington school district have also been placed in lockdown.
Arlington Police Chief says they have video of argument that led to shooting at Timberview High School. They are looking for suspect Timothy George Simpkins age 18. #BREAKING #TimberviewShooting pic.twitter.com/uTzisN88aB
— Rebecca Aguilar (@RebeccaAguilar) October 6, 2021
— Jason Wheeler (@jasonwheelertv) October 6, 2021
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