Two dead in Southern California High School Shooting

One person dead and at least five others were injured in a high school shooting on Thursday near Los Angeles.

The Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita Valley shared that one female victim had died, while two other male patients were in critical condition and a third male patient was recovering.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that the suspect is in custody; however, no additional info was shared. 

According to The Hill, the school district confirmed in a statement that the shooting occurred before classes started.

“First and foremost — our hearts go out to the families of those affected by this terrible incident. Words are insufficient in times such as these,” the statement reads.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed to The Hill earlier that several people were injured. It could not clarify if the victims were struck by gunfire, but said that several people were being transferred to local hospitals, including one via helicopter.

Meanwhile, the White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump is monitoring the situation.

“President Trump is monitoring the ongoing reports of a school shooting in Santa Clarita, CA. The White House encourages all those in the area to follow the advice of local law enforcement and first responders,” the White House said.

California politicians also said they were monitoring the ongoing situation.

“My god, active shooter at my high school. 7 injured so far. Unsure if the suspect is caught yet. Praying for all… we have so many campaign interns and volunteers who go there,” former Rep. Katie Hill  tweeted.

“Heartbroken and praying for Santa Clarita. I’m incredibly grateful to the first responders who are on the scene of this active situation. If you are near the area, please listen to law enforcement. Our children and communities are being terrorized. We can’t accept this,” Sen. Kamala Harris  added.

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