One person is dead and at least two people are in critical condition following a mass shooting with multiple victims at a high school in Southern California, officials said.

A 15-year-old suspected gunman is dead following a self-inflicted gun wound, according to reports. He was believed to be a student at the school.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tells The Independent they cannot yet confirm whether the victims are students, teachers or other school faculty at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita

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A female victim at Henry Mayo Hospital has died.


Two male patients are in critical condition. One male patient is in good condition.

Authorities are holding a press conference momentarily.


LA County Sheriff’s Office also confirming that the suspect is in custody.

Santa Clarita Sheriff Alex Villanueva is reporting that the “suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital.”

MSNBC breaking that the suspect is dead after a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mayo hospital now has four patients, with three people now listed in critical condition.


“Female and two males are in critical condition. One male is in good condition.”

Two patients arrived at Henry Mayo Hospital in critical condition.


Three others were en route.

LA County Fire Department now reporting that six victims have been transported to area hospitals, conditions unknown.

All school lockdowns have been lifted except for Saugus and Arroyo Seco.

LA County Sheriff’s Office can’t confirm that a suspect has been found but they believe someone has been detained.

NBC News is reporting that local authorities say the suspect has been located and “is no longer a threat.”

The student says she’s heard from other students who were texting from inside the school and hiding in closets from the shooter.

A student tells KTLA: “All of a sudden … we heard gunshots.”


A group of students ran across campus, crawled under a pipeline with help from nearby construction workers until they reached Central Park, a reunion point for parents and students.

Santa Clarita Sheriff Alex Villanueva says surveillance footage helped identify the suspect.


Detectives are “working very hard” to identify and reach out to the suspect’s family.

Five victims have been transported to the hospital, according to reports.

Officials say the shooter appeared to be a student who attended Saugus High School.

Police say a potential suspect has been identified, and that a location has been “contained”. Officials say they are “confident” they are on the right path in an interview with KTLA.

The local sheriff’s office has posted the following message to Twitter – 


Police tell The Independent the suspect is a 15-year-old Asian male wearing a black shirt, hat and blue jeans. The school is on lockdown, along with three other nearby elementary schools. 


There are two patients currently in critical condition at the Henry Mayo hospital, and three others on the way. 

A parent tells KTLA her daughter was in a classroom when another student who was shot ran into their room during the apparent school shooting. Others tried to stop the bleeding, the mother says.

One victim was rushed in a sheriff’s vehicle to the hospital and several others were loaded in ambulance units, the Henry Mayo hospital tells local media. There are still no reports confirming the identities of any of the victims.