Prosecutor: Ohio school shooter chose victims randomly

(AP) - The teenage suspect in an Ohio school shooting that killed three students and wounded two didn't know his victims and chose them randomly,

CHARDON, Ohio - (AP) - The teenage suspect in an Ohio school shooting that killed three students and wounded two didn't know his victims and chose them randomly, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Suspect T.J. Lane, 17, admitted firing 10 shots with a .22-caliber pistol Monday morning at Chardon High School, Geauga County prosecutor David Joyce said at a juvenile court hearing. The hearing came hours after the death toll rose to three, and as schoolmates and townspeople grappled with the tragedy and wondered what could have set the gunman off. Lane's face twitched lightly while the prosecutor recounted the attack, and he sniffled and half-closed his eyes as he walked out of the room with deputies. Lane's custodial grandfather and two aunts joined him in court; the women reached over and lightly embraced the grandfather as the hearing began. Judge Timothy Grendell ordered the boy, who is considered a juvenile, held for at least the next 15 days. Prosecutors have until March 1 to charge him. The judge imposed a gag order on opposing attorneys at the prosecutor's request and told the media not to photograph the boy's face in court. He is a juvenile.

1 killed, 4 wounded in school shooting in Ohio

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