A shooting at a Santa Clarita, California high school has left 2 students dead and 3 others injured.
Reports have stated that the suspected gunman was a teenager who opened fire at Saugus High School, shooting 5 students in total before shooting himself. The shooter has been identified as a 16-year-old Asian male and is presently in "grave" condition in the hospital.
We have fire on scene and multiple units responding from other sheriff’s stations to assist.— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) November 14, 2019
A 14-year-old female student and a 16-year-old male student were fatally shot, while a 14-year-old female, a 14-year-old male, and a 15-year-old female suffered other injuries after being shot in the school's quad. Authorities were able to recover the weapon from the scene, a .45 semi-automatic pistol that had been emptied of bullets, and they are presently investigating the suspect's home and family for more information.
At around 8:00 AM PST authorities reported an active shooter situation and urged residents to stay away from the area, while actual shots were fired just moments later. Saugus High School along with other schools in the area were placed on lockdown for the safety of students and staff, and the community was diligent in setting up space for parents to meet with their children following the incident at a safe location.
We will continue to update our coverage as we have more information. As of now, our thoughts are with everyone impacted, and we are hoping for swift recovery times for the victims.
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