At Least Two Dead and Several Hurt in High School Shooting in Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles

At Least Two Dead and Several Hurt in High School Shooting in Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles

At Least Two Dead and Several Hurt in High School Shooting in Santa Clarita, near Los Angeles.

At least two students were killed and four injured when a shooter opened fire early on Thursday morning at Saugus high school in Santa Clarita, 30 miles north of Los Angeles.

The first reports of the shooting in the southern California city came as students were starting the school day. Law enforcement responded in large numbers, scrambling to locate the shooter.

The victims are a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male, authorities said on Thursday. Their names have not been released.

The suspect was identified as a 16-year-old Asian male student, currently hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and in “grave condition”. Local authorities said they were working with the FBI to investigate surveillance footage and social media.

A total of six victims, including the suspect, were found at the scene after the shooting began at 7.38am, before classes began, authorities said.

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