Kentucky school shooting survivor recalls gunman opening fire

The 15-year-old students killed in a mass shooting at a western Kentucky high school were “probably the nicest people,” a survivor said Wednesday.

“I'll tell you my honest opinion on it is everybody in that group ... they literally wouldn't hurt a fly,” student Bryson Conkwright told ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”

The teen gunman rained havoc on Marshall County High School in Benton, killing two classmates.

Another 18 were wounded, according to reports.

He walked into a packed common area of the high school before 8 a.m. and began popping off rounds, officials said.

Conkwright said he was with a group of friends, noticed the gunman walk up but at first thought nothing of him.

“By the time he pulled the trigger, it hit me that this kid ... he's shooting at us, he's shooting at us and I was just sitting there in shock and watching my friends and people that I've known forever ... just dropped,” he said. “It was unbelievable.”

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Police investigators are seen at the scene of a shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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Police investigators are seen at the scene of a shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Police investigators are seen at the scene of a shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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Police investigators are seen at the scene of a shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Students attend a prayer vigil for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School, at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Stewart Walker attends a prayer vigil for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School, at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Tiffany Moreland and her daughter Emily Moreland attend a prayer vigil for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School, at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Students attend a prayer vigil for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School, at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Students attend a prayer vigil for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School, at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Tiffany Moreland and her daughter Emily Moreland attend a prayer vigil for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School, at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Conkwright’s hand was grazed by a bullet, he told the network.

“Everybody was screaming, everybody was running out,” he recalled. “It was crazy.”

Student Bailey Holt died at the scene, while classmate Preston Cope passed away later at a hospital.

Police haven’t identified the shooter, nor why they think he used the handgun to shoot at least 12

At least four remained in critical but stable condition as of Tuesday night, according to reports.

The suspect also hit 17-year-old Daniel Austin, a special need sophomore who was hugging a classmate when he was shot, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.

Authorities said they’ll charge the suspect as an adult with murder and attempted murder.

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