Santa Clarita Saugus High School shooting: 2 teens dead, suspect who turned 16 today 'in grave condition'

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says a 14-year-old boy died at a hospital. Earlier, a 16-year-old girl died from the shooting at Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita. Authorities say a student gunman shot five students and then himself around 7:30 a.m. in a school quad


                            Santa Clarita Saugus High School shooting: 2 teens dead, suspect who turned 16 today 'in grave condition'
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UPDATE: 3:27 p.m. ET —Authorities say a second victim of a Los Angeles area high school shooting has died. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says a 14-year-old boy died at a hospital. Earlier, a 16-year-old girl died from the shooting at Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita.

Authorities say a student gunman shot five students and then himself around 7:30 a.m. in a school quad. His .45-caliber handgun was found with no bullets remaining when it was recovered. The three surviving victims remain hospitalized. The shooter is in grave condition. CBS News reported to was the suspect's 16th birthday.

A member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department points next to an onlooker outside of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

UPDATE: 2:02 p.m. ET — At least 1 person is dead and 2 others in a critical condition according to the latest reports coming out of Santa Clarita, California, where shots were fired at Saugus High School. Authorities said the suspect was located, an hour and a half after the shooting, at about 8 a.m. local time. The suspect is now in custody.

NBC News reported that of the four patients Henry Mayo Hospital were treating, the female died and two males are still in a critical condition. The other male was in good condition.

A student is 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)

White House spokesman Judd Deere says President Donald Trump is monitoring the reports of a school shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita, California. Deere says in a statement that those in the area are encouraged “to follow the advice of local law enforcement and first responders.”

People are lead out of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, Calif. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says on Twitter that deputies are responding to the high school about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The sheriff’s office says a male suspect in black clothing was seen at the school. (KTTV-TV via AP)

Original story

SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA: Authorities are reportedly responding to an active shooter situation at a high school in Santa Clarita, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

At least five victims have been reported in the incident, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff. Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita Valley said they are treating four individuals, three males and one female, of whom two males and the female are in a critical condition.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's deputies responded to Saugus High School around 7:45 am on Thursday after receiving reports of shots fired. Footage of two people being taken to the hospital by parademics on stretchers was aired by SkyFOX.

People wait for students and updates outside of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Reports state that authorities are currently looking for an Asian male suspect wearing black clothing. The school was put on immediate lockdown and officers are working to clear each classroom individually, according to the outlet.

Other elementary schools in the area, Rosedell and Highland Elementary, were being placed on locked down.

With inputs from AP

This is a developing story.

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