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5:29 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

What we know so far about the Saugus High School shooting

D.J. Hamburger, center in blue, a teacher at Saugus High School, comforts a student after reports of a shooting at the school on Nov. 14 in Santa Clarita, California.
D.J. Hamburger, center in blue, a teacher at Saugus High School, comforts a student after reports of a shooting at the school on Nov. 14 in Santa Clarita, California.

A 16-year-old student opened fired on classmates at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, this morning.

Here's what we know about the shooting:

  • What happened: The shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita began before classes started, officials said, sending some students streaming out of the building as others hid.
  • The suspect: The suspected shooter, who turned 16 on Thursday, was hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Officials said he is in grave condition.
  • The victims: A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were killed and three other students were wounded and hospitalized, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
  • There's a video of the shooting: Video obtained at the scene clearly shows the suspect taking a .45-caliber pistol from a backpack before shooting five people and then himself, Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
  • The investigation: Detectives are investigating rumors that the suspect may have posted threats on social media, county Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted.

2:37 p.m. ET, November 15, 2019

Pence: "This was another heartbreaking day for students and parents in America"

Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence gave his condolences to the families of the students killed in a school shooting in California today, saying he spoke to President Trump about the situation earlier in the day.

Speaking to a group at NASA in Northern California, Pence called it, “another heartbreaking day for students and parents.” Pence pledged that the administration is dedicated to ending the “scourge of gun violence.”

“I spoke to President Trump not long ago and he asked me to convey his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and the entire Santa Clarita community,” Pence said, adding that the President has “directed the full resources of the federal government to support local law enforcement efforts as the investigation goes forward.”

The Vice President also commended first responders and school officials.

“Our hearts are with the families of the victims,” he said. “Our hearts are with everyone in that community.”

“But to every American, and every one of you gathered here, we say, this President and this administration will remain resolved to bring the scourge of mass shootings to an end and we will not rest until we end this evil in our time and make our schools and our communities safe again,” he added. 
4:25 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

CNN's Nick Watt takes questions live from the scene

CNN's Nick Watt is live near the scene of the shooting in Santa Clarita, where two people were killed and several are wounded after a 16-year-old student opened fire at a high school before classes began Thursday morning.

Authorities are reviewing social media to "try to figure out were there warnings that were missed," Watt reported.

Watt is taking questions live.

Watch here:

3:46 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

The shooting victims range in age from 14 to 16

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Stefanie Dazio/AP

Authorities said the suspect shot five people at Saugus High School today. There was an additional person hurt in the incident, but not shot.

The victims are:

  • 16-year-old girl who died at hospital
  • 14-year-old boy who died at hospital
  • 14-year-old girl
  • 15-year-old girl
  • 14-year-old girl

Two patients remain at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, two others are at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and one patient is at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Of the two patients at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, one is in critical and one is in good condition, according to spokesperson Patrick Moody.

3:01 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

A second shooting victim has died

A second victim of the shooting at Saugus High School died moments ago, Sheriff Alex Villanueva just announced.

The victim was described as a 14-year-old boy.

The suspect remains in grave condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

2:53 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

Here's what we know about the victims

A total of six victims were taken to local hospitals following the shooting at Saugus High School today, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

Among the victims was the suspect who was seen on video shooting five people and then shooting himself in the head, Capt. Kent Wegener of Los Angeles County said.

One of the victims, a 16-year-old girl, died this morning, Wegener said.

Wegener provided the following details about the other victims who were injured:

  • 14-year-old girl
  • 15-year-old girl
  • 14-year-old boy
  • 14-year-old boy

2:53 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

A 16-year-old girl was killed in the shooting

A 16-year-old student was killed in today's shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, according to Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

"Her parents are at the hospital," Wegener said.

Two 14-year-old boys, a 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old student were also injured in the shooting, he said.

2:48 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

Detectives are reviewing video that shows the shooting

Detectives are reviewing a video showing the moment the suspect pulled a handgun from his backpack and shot five people, according to Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The suspect then shot himself in the head, Wegener said.

Authorities are working with the FBI to preserve any cell phone video that recorded the shooting, he said.

2:44 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

The suspect's girlfriend and his mother are at the police station

Captain Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department gave more details about the shooting at Saugus High School at a press conference today.

He said that the suspect's girlfriend and mother are currently talking to police.

The suspect is currently at the hospital in grave condition.