US Saugus shooting live updates: At least 7 injured at high school, suspect at large
Santa Clarita, California, school shooting leaves multiple injured, suspect dead
"This is an active shooter situation," the sheriff's office said before the suspect was found. "If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near Saugus High, PLEASE LOCK DOORS and stay inside."About an hour and a half after the shooting was reported at about 8 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, sources said the suspect was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
At least seven people were injured— one critically — in a shooting at Saugus High School when a gunman opened fire on the Santa Clarita campus early Thursday, authorities said.
The shooting was reported at the campus at 21900 Centurion Way about 7:40 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Television footage from the scene showed a chaotic scene at the high school with teenagers walking in a line behind armed law enforcement officials with their arms raised in the air.
School shootings were reported at 15 California schools since Sandy Hook
Since the horror unleashed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012, some 16,000 students have experienced some sort of shooting in California.Since the horror unleashed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012, some 16,000 California students have experienced some sort of shooting at 15 schools in the state.
Several students were placed on gurneys and transported to ambulances in the school’s parking lot. Many of the wounded were being treated in a grassy area on the campus. At least one person was found injured in the school’s choir room, authorities said.
All schools in the William S. Hart District were locked down as authorities searched for the shooter.
FBI, ATF, Sheriff’s Investigators Converge On Suspected Saugus High Shooter’s Home
The area around Sycamore Creek and Mulberry Glen drives has not been shut down, but neighbors say they have seen all manner of law enforcement driving up and down the street Thursday morning, after the shooting at Saugus High School. Two students were killed in the shooting. The suspect, a 16-year-old Asian boy, is in custody but is being treated at a hospital after shooting himself in the head. He is in grave condition.The neighborhood is about a mile and a half away from Saugus High School.Agents from the FBI and ATF, along with investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, were spotted at the home.
Authorities were centering much of their focus on the area of brush behind the high school adjacent to a creek where authorities suspected the teen might be hiding. Law enforcement officials were also searching the backyards of homes along Sycamore Creek Drive.
The suspect is described as a 15-year-old boy wearing a black hat and black clothing, sheriff’s officials said.
Parents are being directed to Central Park on Bouquet Canyon to be reunited with their children.
Shooter at Saugus HS. Several injured. LASD resources on site and searching for suspect. Will be locking down area schools. Advise residents to shelter in place and report any suspicious activity— Undersheriff Tim Murakami (@LASDMurakami)
Santa Clarita shooting: Students return to Saugus High School to retrieve belongings .
Students of Saugus High School returned to campus briefly on Tuesday for the first time since the shooting that claimed the lives of two students and the gunman and left three others injured. Students were allowed to access the building for about two hours to retrieve belongings that had been abandoned amid the chaos of Thursday's shooting.A 16-year-old student, Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, pulled a handgun from his backpack and opened fire on classmates in the quad before turning the gun on himself, investigators say.Two students were killed at the scene and Berhow died the next day from his self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
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