[UPDATED 1:00PM ET]
November 14, 2019 11:27 am
A suspect was in custody and being treated at a local hospital after a Thursday morning shooting that injured several people at Saugus High School, including two males and a female who were reportedly in critical condition, officials said.
“Suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted.
The shooter had been described as a “male Asian suspect” wearing black clothing who was last seen walking away from the scene, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said. He was believed to be a student at the school, NBCLA reported. A weapon was recovered at the scene, but it wasn’t immediately clear what type it was or if the shooter had used more than one weapon during the attack, The New York Times reported.
Two male patients and one female patient were in critical condition at Henry Mayo Hospital, with another male patient in good condition, the medical center tweeted. It wasn’t immediately clear if there were other injuries — either as the result of the gunfire or sustained in the aftermath — as the number of total injuries fluctuated between three and seven in numerous reports throughout the morning. Authorities had also said one person required CPR at the scene.
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