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Shots at US high school: Two teenagers killed, several injured - suspect is 16-year-old

2019-11-14T22:31:53.638Z

A firearm attack at a California school killed a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, police said. Several people were injured, including the juvenile suspect.




In a California school, a 16-year-old teenager has allegedly shot people with a gun. At least two teenagers were killed and several others injured. The authorities said that a 16-year-old student and a 14-year-old student were hospitalized for their serious injuries. The police arrested the alleged shooter who tried to commit suicide.

After the incident at Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita north of Los Angeles, according to authorities, a total of six people were hospitalized, including the alleged shooter. He should have shot himself according to previous findings in the head and have incurred serious injuries. According to media reports, his condition was "serious." Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the suspect was "in custody" and being treated in a hospital.

According to previous findings, the shooter opened on Thursday morning (local time) the fire in the schoolyard. Subsequently, he is said to have escaped, according to Villanueva and later identified by police officers among the injured with the help of testimonies and video surveillance cameras as the alleged perpetrators.

#LASD Shooting at Saugus High School, Please avoid the area. Male asian suspect black clothing last seen at the location. Deputies on scene and still responding. Avoid the area Further information to follow.

- LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) November 14, 2019

Police spokesman Bob Boese said the school campus was "systematically" searched - officials had discovered a weapon. Aerial photographs of NBC showed students being led out of the school building by police officers and taken to a nearby church. During the mission, the forces called on the inhabitants of the surrounding neighborhoods not to leave their homes. Santa Clarita is about 60 kilometers from Los Angeles.

Captain Kent Wegener, from the Los Angeles District Sheriff's Office, said the gunman had used a semi-automatic pistol that had run out of cartridges after the bloody murder.

Almost at the same time, a Senate meeting was held in Washington to tighten up the US Weapons Law. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal received a note during the debate. "At that very moment, there's a shootout in Santa Clarita, California," Blumenthal said, appealing to the US government in the face of the incident. "We are complicit if we do not act, it's not just a political responsibility - it's a moral imperative," he said.

Source: spiegel

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