Multiple people were injured, at least three of them critically, in a shooting at a Southern California high school on Thursday morning, officials said.
About an hour and a half after the shooting was reported at about 8 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the suspect was in custody and being treated at a local hospital.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s department earlier said the suspect was an Asian male wearing black clothing who was last seen at the high school.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital tweeted it had received four patients. One female and two males were in critical condition while a male was in good condition, the tweet said.
“This is an active shooter situation,” said a tweet from the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s office before the suspect was located. “If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near Saugus High, PLEASE LOCK DOORS and stay inside. If you see suspect, male dark clothing, in backyards, etc. CALL 911.”
“Parents, deputies are on scene everywhere protecting your children,” said a tweet from the sheriff’s office.