Deadly shooting at California high school
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The second victim in yesterday’s shooting at Saugus High School has been identified as 14-year-old Dominic Blackwell, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
Earlier today, the first victim was identified as Grace Anne Muehlberger, 15.
The suspect in yesterday’s shooting at Saugus High School, who CNN has identified as Nathaniel Berhow, was a youth member of the Boy Scouts of America, according to the organization.
A spokesperson for the Boy Scouts of America provided the following statement to CNN:
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by this tragedy, and we join the Los Angeles community in sending our prayers and support to the victims, their families and all those impacted. We are committed to the well-being of the community and we will offer support however we can, including hosting meetings with local Scouting parents to help them speak with their children about this tragedy and connect them with additional resources including counseling.”
The origin of the gun used in yesterday's fatal shooting at a Santa Clarita high school is unclear, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said this afternoon at a press conference.
The sheriff said that the suspected gunman's deceased father owned six guns himself. However, these have all been accounted for and none were used in the attack.
The firearm used in the attack is currently at a crime lab for analysis.
Speaking at a press conference following a fatal shooting at Saugus High School, Santa Clarita mayor Marsha McLean said that, "The entire community has been affected."
She commended "the bravery of the students of Saugus High School, who went through this and those that came to their aid."
McLean also laid out plans for a vigil to honor the victims of the shooting. Two students, a 15-year old girl and a 14-year old boy, died at a hospital after the shooting.
The vigil will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m in Santa Clarita's Central Park. There will be blue and silver lights to represent Saugus High School's colors. Details can be found on Santa Clarita's Facebook page.
The suspected shooter did not leave a manifesto or suicide note before killing and injuring numerous people at Saugus High School yesterday, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Kent Wegener told reporters at a press conference this afternoon.
The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, Wegener added.
The shooting suspect remains in critical condition this afternoon, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who spoke at a press conference today.
The suspected shooter in the Saugus shooting, who CNN has identified as Nathaniel Berhow, had access to weapons and was proficient in using them, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The Santa Clarita community is still reeling from the shooting at Saugus High School yesterday that left two teenagers dead.
The following photographs show how the community is coping with the loss.
No motive is known at this point and it’s unclear what the connection is between the shooter and the victims other than they attended the same school, Capt. Kent Wegener told reporters Thursday.
A search warrant was served at what they believe is the suspects residence, Wegener said.
There is no history at that address to indicate there were any issues at the home prior to the shooting, the captain said.
Paul Delacourt, assistant director of the Los Angeles FBI field office, said there is no reason to believe the suspect was acting on behalf of any other group or ideology or that there were any co-conspirators.