One Student Dead and Two Critically Injured in Birmingham School Shooting

Updated at 4:39 p.m. Two students were critically injured in the shooting. One died on the way to the hospital. An injured employee is being evaluated at the scene. Original article continues below.

Three people were injured this afternoon in a possibly accidental shooting at Huffman High School, according to Birmingham police and firefighters.

The gun believed to have been used in the shooting has been recovered. It is not clear if a suspect is in custody.

One mother said she was waiting for her daughter outside the school and called her child's cell phone to ask what was taking so long.

Her daughter, a basketball player, replied: "Mom we're on lockdown."

The mother, who didn't want her name used, said she was told the victims are a male and female, but police have not confirmed that.

"I was just hoping my baby was OK, that everybody was OK," the mother said. "I was nervous. This is so sad."

Additional details were not immediately available. This is a developing story and will be updated.

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