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Does Florida have the death penalty?

Is Florida one of the 31 states to use the death penalty? (Picture: Getty)

The US has again had to deal with harrowing news of another mass shooting after 17 people were reportedly killed and up to 50 injured at Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida.

The suspect, who was arrested at the scene and taken into custody on Wednesday, has been named as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.

Police say Cruz, equipped with a gas mask, smoke grenades and multiple magazines of ammunition, opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon.