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One killed, four injured in California school shooting, suspect in custody

AFP
Santa Clarita, United States
One person was killed and least four others injured in a shooting at a high school north of Los Angeles on Thursday, triggering a police hunt for a student who was found wounded and taken into custody.
Police and ambulances swarmed the area around Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Los Angeles, after the early morning shooting sent panicked children running from the area.
“We do have the suspect in custody. He is currently being treated at a local hospital. He is a student, a 15-year-old male Asian,” said Los Angeles Country Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
The suspect was being treated for injuries that appeared to be self-inflicted, he told a local CBS affiliate.
“No a deputy was not responsible... it appears to be the student himself.” Villanueva said a total of six people had been taken to hospital to be treated for injuries. No details were provided on whether the victims were students or staff.
Officials at the nearby Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia said one female victim had died as a result of her injuries, while two more were in critical condition there.
The shooting at the school of 2,400 students was first reported at around 7:30 am, followed by an “avalanche of 911 calls,” Villanueva said.

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