Authorities confirmed that a suspect is in custody hours after a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California broke out.
UPDATE: 11/14/19, 2:52 PM ET — Police confirmed that two students, a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old male, are dead during a media conference where new details emerged from the horrific tragedy. A 911 call first took place at 7:38 local time before multiple other calls were made about the shooting. Video showed the suspect, who turned 16 today, using a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol during the incident where he shot five others and them himself. The others four were transported to local hospitals. The suspect is listed in grave condition and his girlfriend and mother are with police. There were also two recent threats investigated at Saugus High School but neither were connected to this incident. No word on the motive for why this happened.
UPDATE: 11/14/19, 12:41 PM ET — LA County sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted that the suspect, who is a student at Saugus High School is in custody and being treated at a local hospital after he shot himself. One female patient has been confirmed dead via Henry Mayo Hospital’s Twitter account.
UPDATE: 11/14/19, 11:54 AM ET — The Associated Press confirmed via authorities that at least six people have been injured during the shooting, 3 of whom are in critical condition at Henry Mayo Hospital. The suspect is described as a 15-year-old Asian male who was dressed in black and entered the school before 8:00 AM local time and opened fire.
Stay Out of the Area
Saugus High School is located 30-40 miles north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita, California. The local sheriff’s station had advised people, via Twitter, to stay out of the area while they were on the hunt for the shooter.
Neighbouring elementary schools were also locked down, according to the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station, but merely as a precaution.
“We have multiple victims down,” said Sgt. Bob Boese of the LA County Sheriff’s Department told NBC.
The police department is sharing real-time information on their Twitter feed.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 14, 2019
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