WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
- The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is responding to a shooting at Saugus High School, about 30 miles of north of Los Angeles.
- Shooter is deceased: The shooting suspect, after being in custody and treatment at a local hospital has succumbed to his self-inflicted injuries, according to L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
- The victims: Two students have died. Four others were taken to area hospitals.
- Suspect identified by authorities as Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow , 16.
- First victim killed in yesterday’s shooting at Saugus High School has been identified as Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 15. Due to privacy laws and a law enforcement hold on information until next-of-kin have been notified, this is the sole name we have at this moment.
- Officials are still working to confirm the identity of the other student who died, a 14-year-old boy, according to coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani.
- Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says the sole suspect was identified and apprehended after officers stormed a nearby home.
- Shooting transpired in 16 seconds, from when the shooter took his .45 caliber weapon out of his bag, shot others, and then turned the gun on himself.
- Vigil for those hurt in the shooting will take place in Central Park in Santa Clarita at 7pm Sunday
- 6 students shot in HS quad. One is the shooter, 16, who shot himself in the head and is in grave condition.
- A 16 yo young woman and a 14 yo young man are dead. Two young women, 14 + 15 and 1 14yo young man are injured.
Three people are dead including the shooter, and others are injured after a shooter opened gunfire early Thursday morning at a high school in Southern California.
While fire officials stated six people were hospitalized, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva noted at least three people, all students, were wounded, including at least one gunshot victim. The shooter was hospitalized in grave condition at Henry Mayo Hospital before his death, under tightened law enforcement custody.
Two students, a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, died after being taken to hospital. A 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl, and a 14-year-old boy were being treated for their injuries. One of the teens, who was initially listed in good condition, was released from the hospital in the afternoon.
The sheriff told ABC Los Angeles station KABC earlier that the suspect was assumed to be part of the student body.
The shooting started at 7:05 a.m. local time during what’s called “Zero Period,” approximately an hour before the school day officially begins at 8 a.m. and is often utilized for extracurricular classes.
On Friday, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to PEOPLE that Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 15, and Dominic Blackwell, 14, were the two victims of the school shooting in Santa Clarita, California.
Both had recently celebrated birthdays, with Muehlberger turning 15 years old last month while Blackwell had turned 14 on Sept. 11.
At least 30 shootings at schools have ended in death or injury in 2019, today’s shooting is the 85th incident of gunfire on school grounds in America this year, according to the nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety.