California college capturing: Santa Clarita assault leaves one lifeless

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No less than one individual was killed and three have been injured when a gunman sporting black clothes opened fireplace within the grounds of a highschool in California, officers say.

The capturing happened on the Saugus Excessive College in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, minutes earlier than the college day was resulting from start.


Police say a suspect is now in custody.

Saugus Excessive College and different neighbouring colleges have been positioned on lockdown.

In keeping with the LA Instances web site, the suspect is a 15-year-old boy.

Stay video from helicopter confirmed officers swarming the college, and injured victims being positioned in ambulances.

Henry Mayo Hospital stated that one feminine affected person had died. Two male sufferers have been in important situation, with a 3rd in good situation.

The LA county sheriff stated the suspect was being handled in a neighborhood hospital.

Many US colleges have carried out energetic shooter drills in recent times, following a string of assaults.

In keeping with the Washington Put up, greater than 230,000 younger individuals have skilled gun violence at college for the reason that Columbine Excessive College bloodbath in Colorado in 1999.