US: 2 students murdered, 3 injured in shooting attack at High School in Santa Clarita
A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were murdered and another two girls and a boy ranging in ages from 14-15 were injured in a shooting attack at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.
The shooter has been identified as a 16-year-old male of “Asian” origin who was a student at Saugus High School. His condition is considered “grave” due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Today was his birthday.
“Suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Twitter.
According to unconfirmed reports, the shooter posted a threatening message on his Instagram yesterday.
Responding deputies found six people down in school’s quad area; firearm used in the shooting — a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol — was recovered at the scene and had no more rounds in it, officials said.
A Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson confirmed firefighters responded before 8 a.m. to the school at 21900 Centurion Way. One of the victims was struck in the stomach.
Fire officials said six victims were transported from the scene. In a tweet, Henry Mayo Hospital said it had received four patients.
Heavily-armed deputies and an armored SWAT vehicle were seen at a home near the school, but it was unclear if the house was connected to the investigation.