Local media reported that one person had died in the incident, at Independence High School, which was on lockdown, according to police and school officials. The police officer who said two had been shot at the school declined to provide further details and a spokeswoman for the police department in the Phoenix suburb could not immediately be reached for comment. Phoenix television station ABC15 said at least one person had died in the shooting, citing unnamed sources.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he would keep "fighting terrorism" while peace talks took place and saw a risk of Saudi and Turkish intervention in the Syrian conflict, according to an interview with news agency AFP published on Friday. Assad said he would retake the whole country, but that this could take a long time, according to excerpts of the interview published on AFP's website. The interview, which AFP said was Assad's first in about two months, took place in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Thursday before the conclusion of talks in Munich where major powers agreed to a ceasefire in Syria to begin in a week.