A former student has been identified as the shooter who killed at least 17 people according to the AP at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. That’s the same high school Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo attended and after the tragedy he not only expressed his support for the community, but also said, “this is out of control and our country is in desperate need for change,” on Twitter.

Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida is the 18th to occur so far in 2018 in the United States, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.

Just last month, Rizzo donated $150,000 to help the high school fund new stadium lights.  The baseball field was renamed in his honor.

The suspect is in custody. Via the AP.

Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County says the 19-year-old suspect is in custody and that investigators are beginning to “dissect” what happened in the attack Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

He says the suspect, a former student, was previously expelled for disciplinary reasons.

Israel says the man had at least one AR-15 rifle as well as multiple magazines.

Will the change come that Rizzo said we desperately need? We can only hope so.