At least six people were wounded in a shooting at Saugus High School when a gunman opened fire on the Santa Clarita campus early Thursday, a city 30 miles north of Los Angeles.
The shooting happened about 20 minutes before the start of school. A "male Asian suspect" wearing black clothing was last seen walking away from the scene, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said. It was not immediately clear if the shooting occurred inside the school building, on school grounds or near the school. Saugus High School has about 2,400 students. All schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District were locked down. Later, lines of students were escorted away by armed deputies. Authorities are looking for the shooter, officials said. He is believed to be a student at the school.
“We don’t know who the suspect is, as far as what his motive is or what his deal is. We don’t know what his motive is, or was, to shoot at students inside the school,” Eric Ortiz, an L.A. County sheriff’s deputy, told media.Two of the wounded were in critical condition at Henry Mayo Hospital. President Trump "is monitoring the ongoing reports of a school shooting in Santa Clarita, CA," the White House said in a statement. Central Park on Bouquet Canyon was “being used as reunification point for parents.” The Santa Clarita area was recently hit by a serious wildfire.