2 dead, several injured following shooting at Southern California high school


SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP/CBS News) – At least two people have died and several people are injured following a shooting Thursday morning at a high school in Southern California, authorities said.

The suspect is in the hospital “in grave condition,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press conference.

Authorities said a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male were killed.

There were a total of six victims, including the suspected shooter, whose 16th birthday is today, authorities said.

CBS News has learned from a law enforcement source that the suspect was being treated from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Students are escorted out of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The William S. Hart Union High School District said it was notified by law enforcement that a suspect was in custody “and a weapon has been seized.”

Authorities later said the weapon that the suspect used was recovered at the scene.

“It’s a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, which had no more rounds in it, had no more bullets in it,” Kent Wegener of the LA County Sheriff’s Department said at a press conference.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday on Twitter that deputies responded to Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita.

All schools in the area of the shooting went on lockdown, Ortiz said, while authorities looked for the suspect.

By early afternoon, all lockdowns were lifted, Mike Kuhlman, deputy superintendent for the William S. Hart Union High School District, said in a statement.

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