School shooting at Saugus High School in Cali — UPDATES

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THE STORY

Police say several people have been injured in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. The school district is under lockdown as police search for a gunman who shot at least five people outside the school, according to recent reports. NBC reported seven were shot.

Henry Mayo Hospital reports they have received two patients in critical condition, and three were en route at the time of the last report. We will provide updates as they become available.

An Asian male in dark clothing is reportedly the shooter. He is a student at the high school. CNN and the LA County Sheriff’s office is now reporting that the suspect is being treated at a local hospital. He survived a self-inflicted gunshot.

We have a photo of the shooter but we need a second confirmation before we post. The gun control in this area is very stringent. We mention that because the anti-gun people are already damning gun owners to hell on social media.

Police have surrounded his home.

As of 12:17 p.m. EST:

6:50 UPDATE

6:50: A third student has died. Daily Mail reports the gunman is 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow, an unsociable teen who might have been triggered by the death of his father’s death a year ago.

There are reports that his father was an alcoholic, a hunter, a nice man, who made bullets.

Nathaniel Berhow

Update: 3:30 p.m. EST

3:30: Another student has died.

Two students, a 16-year-old female, and a 14-year-old boy, are dead and three other teens were injured Thursday after a 16-year-old suspect — who was transported to the hospital and is in “grave” condition — opened fire at Saugus High School in California, officials said Fix News reported.

Six people, all students, had gunshot wounds when police arrived at the scene around 7:40 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener said Thursday afternoon during a news conference. It was later discovered that one of the victims was the suspect, an Asian male student at the school whose 16th birthday is today, Wegener said.

The victims are a 16-year-old female who passed away at 9:23 a.m., a 14-year-old boy has also died. One of the 14-year-old male victims died in the hospital, Villanueva said at the press conference, noting that it was not the shooter.

The surviving victims were described as two girls, ages 14 and 15, and a boy aged 14.

A seventh person was also injured, but not hospitalized.

The shooter shot himself in the head on his birthday.

The shooter used a .45 semi-automatic now in the hands of the police. He emptied the gun during the murders.

Daily Mail reports the shooter was found among his victims in grave condition with a gunshot wound to his head.


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