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US Santa Clarita, California, school shooting leaves multiple injured, suspect dead

20:00  14 november  2019
20:00  14 november  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Saugus shooting live updates: At least 7 injured at high school, suspect at large

  Saugus shooting live updates: At least 7 injured at high school, suspect at large 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.Several students were placed on gurneys and transported to ambulances in the school’s parking lot.

Multiple people were injured, at least two of them critically, in a shooting at a Southern California high school on Thursday morning, officials said.

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.

The Los Angeles County sheriff's department earlier said the suspect was an Asian male wearing black clothing who was last seen at the high school.

"This is an active shooter situation," said a tweet from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's office before the suspect was located. "If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near Saugus High, PLEASE LOCK DOORS and stay inside. If you see suspect, male dark clothing, in backyards, etc. CALL 911."

School shootings were reported at 15 California schools since Sandy Hook

  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.

"Parents, deputies are on scene everywhere protecting your children," said a tweet from the sheriff's office.

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital tweeted that it has received two patients in critical condition and that other patients were en route to the hospital.

a car parked in a parking lot: Saugus High School© KNBC Saugus High School

The Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's office tweeted just before 8 a.m. local time to avoid the area of Saugus High School, which is in the county of Los Angeles about 40 miles north of the city of Los Angeles. Minutes later, the office said people were reporting that shots had been fired at the school.

Saugus was placed on lockdown as were neighboring elementary schools and all of the schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District, officials said.

FBI, ATF, Sheriff’s Investigators Converge On Suspected Saugus High Shooter’s Home

  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.

Aerial video showed students with their hands raised, being escorted by deputies away from the school of about 2,300 students, NBC Los Angeles reported. They were transported from the campus on school buses with armed deputies on board.

An area was set up for parents to reunify with students at a park about three miles from the school.

White House spokesman Judd Deere told The Associated Press that President Donald Trump is monitoring reports on the incident.

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.

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