Anthony Rizzo Sends Thoughts To Former School After Shooting

A former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday afternoon, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students running into the streets to escape.

The 19-year-old suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was taken into custody without incident about an hour after he left the school, authorities said.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the suspect, who was previously expelled for disciplinary reasons, had at least one rifle and multiple magazines, and that most of the fatalities were inside the building, though some were found fatally shot outside.

Athletes who play in South Florida or are from the area, and local teams sent thoughts and prayers on social media after news started to break about the shooting.

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"I'd like to just say our thoughts and prayers to all the students and families and teachers, everybody in Parkland that's suffering from just an incredibly tragic and absolutely senseless act," coach Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said before Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Heat guard Dwyane Wade added, "I think as a parent you always fear for your kids leaving the house, period, but one of the safest places is school.

“It’s very unfortunate, all the families dealing with the unknown of what’s going on with their kids, our prayers go out to them.”

Chicago Cubs first baseman and Douglas alum Anthony Rizzo was thinking of his hometown on Twitter.

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The Miami Dolphins sent out a tweet, and CEO Tom Garfinkel asked when will government leaders address why these mass shootings keep happening.

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Florida Panthers President & CEO Matthew Caldwell released a statement, and defensemen Aaron Ekblad and Michael Matheson, and center Vincent Trocheck sent thoughts and prayers on Twitter.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of today’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,” Caldwell said in the statement.

“The hearts of the entire Florida Panthers organization are broken by the news of today’s events. We are committed to providing aid and support to our community as it grieves in response to this senseless tragedy.”

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The Marlins sent their condolences to the victims, and short stop JT Riddle, third baseman Garrett Cooper and center fielder Lewis Brinson also commented on the shooting.

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And Florida Atlantic athletics tweeted its gratitude for the first responders.

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Information from Sun Sentinel staff and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Anthony Rizzo Sends Thoughts To Former School After Shooting

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Anthony Rizzo Sends Thoughts To Former School After Shooting

Anthony Rizzo Sends Thoughts To Former School After Shooting

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Anthony Rizzo Sends Thoughts To Former School After Shooting