A 15-year-old California student was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment after allegedly carrying out a school shooting that killed one person and injured several others, two of them critically.
The shooting was reported at 7.45am Pacific Time at Saugus High School on Centurion Way in Santa Clarita, about 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted: ‘suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital.’
The unnamed Saugus High School student was apprehended when officers stormed a home near the school.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital confirmed that a female student has died of her injuries and two patients are in critical condition. Another male patient is in good condition.
Police say initial reports of seven injured ‘were likely due to duplicate reports.’