1 dead, multiple people injured in Santa Clarita school shooting; suspect in custody


One person was killed and at least two people were injured in a shooting rampage Thursday at a California high school, authorities in Los Angeles County said.

The suspect, a student at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, was taken into custody and was being treated at a hospital, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

The shooting took place shortly before 8 a.m. at the 2,500 student school about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Video from the scene showed law enforcement officials swarming the area around the school and multiple victims being wheeled on gurneys from the scene to waiting ambulances.

Henry Mayo Hospital said a female patient died and that it was treating three males, two with critical injuries and one in good condition. The exact number of other injured students and staff was not immediately clear.

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