ALPINE, Texas (AP) — The local sheriff said a student has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another student at West Texas high school.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson told radio station KVLF that a female student shot another female student inside Alpine High School on Thursday.

Dodson said the injured student ran outside seeking help and was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life threatening.

He said a law enforcement officer also suffered injuries that weren’t life threatening, but no details have been released.

The school district’s website says the town of about 5,900 residents has three schools.

Alpine is 220 miles southeast of El Paso.

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