At least 6 hospitalized in Southern California high school shooting

At least 6 hospitalized in Southern California high school shooting

Multiple injuries have been reported following a shooting at a high school in Southern California.

The shooting, NBC News is reporting, occurred on Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. The suspected gunman, according to authorities, was identified as a 15-year-old Asian male who was wearing black clothing.

Before the suspect was apprehended, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s office tweeted, “This is an active shooter situation. If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near Saugus High, PLEASE LOCK DOORS and stay inside. If you see suspect, male dark clothing, in backyards, etc. CALL 911.”

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital tweeted that it had received two patients who were in critical condition and that other patients were on the way.

The incident occurred near the resident of former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill, who graduated from Saugus Hill School in 2004 and recent resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives. The Los Angeles Times quoted Hill as saying, “I’m absolutely horrified that it’s happening at my school,” she said. “Last heard the shooter was on the move towards the elementary school I went to.”

The L.A. County Sheriff told CNN the suspect is in custody at a nearby hospital.

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