2 teens dead, alleged shooter and 3 other students injured in LA area school assault

Authorities gather near a high school in Santa Clarita, Calif., Thursday after at least five people were shot. Photo courtesy Los Angeles Sheriff's Department/Twitter

SANTA CLARITA, California, Nov. 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy are dead and four additional students were transported to hospitals after a school shooting at Santa Clarita’s Saugus High School.

Police and fire officials responded enmass to the scene at 7:38 a.m. Thursday, and began search for the suspect, described as a 16-year-old Asian male, dressed in dark clothing. Police, fire and sheriff’s officials shared that information and other details at a news conference that was live streamed.

Injured students were loaded into multiple ambulances and transported to two hospitals. Before long, the critically injured suspect was discovered to be one of those collected for transport to the hospital Police reviewing video report that the suspect shot himself in the head after firing on other students.

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The teen’s weapon, a .45 calibre handgun, was found empty of bullets. Police noted that the suspect had turned 16 today.

All students’ parents were notified of the incident. As of early Friday afternoon, police were still interviewing student witnesses and reviewing cell phone and surveillance video.

Santa Clarita is about 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

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