Authorities confirmed that a suspect is in custody hours after a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California broke out.
UPDATE: 11/14/19, 12:41 PM ET — LA County sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted that the suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital. One female patient has been confirmed dead via Henry Mayo Hospital’s Twitter account.
UPDATE: 11/14/19, 11:54 AM ET — The Associated Press confirmed via authorities that at least six people have been injured during the shooting, 3 of whom are in critical condition at Henry Mayo Hospital. The suspect is described as a 15-year-old Asian male who was dressed in black and entered the school before 8:00 AM local time and opened fire.
Saugus High School is located 30-40 miles north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita, California. The local sheriff’s station had advised people, via Twitter, to stay out of the area while they were on the hunt for the shooter.
Neighboring elementary schools were also locked down, according to the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station, but merely as a precaution. “We have multiple victims down,” said Sgt. Bob Boese of the LA County Sheriff’s Department told NBC.
HollywoodLife has reached out to local law enforcement for further details. However, the police department is sharing real-time information on their Twitter feed.