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Affidavit: School Shooting Suspect Spared People He Liked

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Affidavit: School Shooting Suspect Spared People He Liked

The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says.

Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated with police, said Galveston County Magistrate Mark Henry said. Henry denied bail for the student, who is accused of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant.

Students at Santa Fe High School, not far from Houston in southeastern Texas, scrambled for safety after they heard shots just after class began Friday morning. Nine students and one teacher were killed, a law enforcement official told CNN.

A student who survived being shot in the head tweeted: "I'm so grateful and blessed that god spared me today." Rome Shubert showed CNN affiliate KTRK where a bullet went in the back of his head and came out near his left ear.

A Pakistani exchange student, Sabika Sheikh, was killed, the country's embassy in Washington said, report the BBC and CNN. Sabika, aged 18, had been on the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Abroad program.

Substitute teacher Cynthia Tisdale was also killed, her family said.

One classmate told CNN the alleged shooter was "really quiet and he wore like a trench coat almost every day."