Student shoots several at Calif. high school; shoots himself, survives and in custody, police say | 11/14/2019 | Staff
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A 16-year-old female student was shot dead and several other individuals were injured at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, Thursday after a suspect who is now in police custody shot them, then shot himself in the head, police said.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed on Twitter that the “suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital.” While Henry Mayo Hospital confirmed the death of the female student on Twitter.

According to CBS Los Angeles, three more males were being treated at Henry Mayo Hospital. Two of them were in critical condition and the third was in good condition.

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Police told the network that the suspect ran west towards Highlands Elementary School after the shooting, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m. He has been described as a 16-year-old Asian male and today was his birthday.

Police say they received a 911 call at 7:38 a.m. about a shooting at Saugus High School. Police arrived within two minutes and found six students in the quad suffering from gunshot wounds. They reviewed surveillance video which clearly shows the suspect walk onto the school's quad, pull a gun from his backpack and shot 5 students. He then shot himself in the head.

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Hannah Schooping-Gutierrez, 15, told the Los Angeles Times that she started racing for the main entrance of the school after hearing the shots. She was soon joined by a number of other students racing away from the school’s quad “fearing for their lives, with facial expressions that I’ve never seen before.”

“When I go home I’m going to cry,” Schooping-Gutierrez said. “Right now, I feel like I need to be strong for my parents.”

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