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11.14.2019

Two dead, three injured in shooting at Southern California high school

The shooter was reportedly a classmate, described as an "Asian male wearing black clothing."



Two students are dead and at least three others were injured, two of them in critical condition, after a classmate reportedly opened fire on Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.

Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves multiple people injured, suspect dead

Officials said they had located the suspected shooter and that the person is "no longer a threat." The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the suspect is in custody and is reportedly in grave condition at a local hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The shooting occurred in the school's quad area. Officials say video from the scene shows the suspect pulling a semi-automatic pistol out of his backpack, shooting five students, and then shooting himself in the head.

The shooter has been identified as a 16-year-old male student at the school whose birthday is today. Earlier reports described the suspect as an "Asian male wearing black clothing."




"This is an active shooter situation," said the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Office in tweet posted at 8:32 am. "If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near Saugus High, PLEASE LOCK DOORS and stay inside. If you see suspect, male dark clothing, in backyards, etc. CALL 911"

In a follow-up tweet, officials added that they believed there was only one suspect "but we are actively investigating and following all leads."

Authorities say video from the scene, recorded in the school's quad area, shows the suspect pulling a 45 caliber semi-automatic pistol out of his backpack, shooting five students, and then shooting himself in the head.

This is still a developing story...

More here: At Least Six Students Hospitalized in Shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita