Two Killed, Multiple Injured in High School Shooting in Santa Clarita

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Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14.

The suspect shot himself in the head and died on Friday.

Two students were killed and three others were injured Thursday morning during a shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita. 

A massive police presence responded around 7:38 a.m. to Saugus High School, which is about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. When authorities arrived they found a total of six victims suffering from gunshot wounds. It was later learned, one of those people was the suspected shooter, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a media conference at 11:40 a.m. 

On Friday, AP reported that the 16-year-old shooting suspect had died.

The 16-year-old suspect was in custody and "being treated at area hospital," the sheriff's department announced on Thursday. The suspect's birthday was the day of the shooting. The suspect's home and belongings are being searched. Possible threats posted online from the suspect are also being investigated. The suspect shot himself in the head. The shooter was still alive on Thursday, but in "grave condition." A single .45 handgun was used in the shooting, authorities said. Video taken from the scene shows the suspect pulling out a gun and shooting the students before shooting himself, authorities said. 

Henry Mayo Hospital received multiple patients. At 10 a.m., the hospital tweeted, "one [16-year-old] female deceased patient. Two critical male patients. One male patient in good condition."

At 11:58 a.m., Sheriff Villanueva announced another student, a 14-year-old male, had died. 

During a media conference, a hospital spokesman said one of the injured students had been treated and discharged. Another student remained in critical condition. It is unclear if that person was the suspected gunman. 

Aerial coverage showed students being led out of the school in long, single-file lines with armed escorts. 

Student Brooklyn Moreno told ABC7 News that she witnessed some students being trampled after shots rang out and everyone fled.

Bouquet Canyon Church and Central Park are the sites for reunification.

"We need to interview every student at Saugus HS before they can be released to their parents. We need to conduct a thorough investigation," Murakami said via Twitter. "We apologize for the wait."

It is unclear how long Saugus High School will be closed. 

Nov. 15, 4:53 p.m. Updated with report that shooting suspect had died.