The victims include students and adults, according to the Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.
Cruz was later arrested without incident.
The gunman, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the school, has been taken into custody.
Israel said that Cruz had an AR-15 type weapon, and countless magazines in his possession.
On Wednesday the images from a helicopter show students running for their lives, ditching their backpacks and hands over their heads. Rescuers also appeared to be setting up a triage unit in a tent outside the school.
"When I was at the hospital with the victims, with the victims' families, over and over again what they said to me in Texas - they said gun control is not the answer here", Cruz said.Читайте также: A Technical Perspective on PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)
Trump said he has spoken with Florida Gov. Rick Scott about the shooting. "It's a horrific situation", Broward Country Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told reporters.
The FBI is assisting local officials in the investigation.
An ex-classmate and former teacher told ABC News that before Cruz was expelled from the school he was barred from carrying a backpack on campus.
In a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, Egypt shares sympathy to the USA administration and the families of the victims.
Many students thought it was a drill because a fire alarm practice had taken place earlier that day, but then heard the sound of shooting.
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