Live Updates: Two Dead, Others Injured at Saugus High School Shooting in Santa Clarita, California

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Two people are dead and many others injured after a gunman opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, Thursday morning.

Update 3:01 p.m. EST: A second shooting victim, a 14-year-old male student, has died, the sheriff's office announced during an afternoon news conference.

Update 2:46 p.m. EST: Captain Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed the death of a 16-year-old female student. Speaking at a news conference Thursday afternoon, he also said that four other students were wounded: a 14-year-old female, a 15-year old female and two 14-year-old males. The shooting suspect, identified as a 16-year-old male student, is in detention at a local hospital. He is being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

Sheriff's deputies arrived on the premises after responding to a call of a possible shooting at 7:38 a.m. local time. Wegener said that a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol was recovered at the scene and that on the quad, deputies discovered several injured students, including the suspect.

Update 1:53 p.m. EST: A weapon connected to the shooting has been seized by law enforcement. The remaining lockdowns on Saugus High School and nearby Arroyo Seco Junior High School have been lifted.

Update 1:35 p.m. EST: Los Angeles County Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted that there were "rumors" the suspect may have used social media to "post threats" prior to the incident. His department is investigating these rumors, though they have not been confirmed.

Update 1:10 p.m. EST: A female patient has died as a result of the shooting, Henry Mayo Hospital announced. She had been in critical condition. The hospital has three other male patients, two of whom are in critical condition, and the other is in good condition. The female victim's age is unknown, as is information about whether she was a student.

Update 12:50 p.m. EST: Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted that the suspected shooter is in police custody and is being treated at a local hospital.

Update 12:35 p.m. EST: Nearby Henry Mayo Hospital tweeted that it currently has four patients, "three male and one female." The female patient and two of the male patients were said to be in "critical condition." The remaining male patient was listed as in "good condition."

Update 12:30 p.m. EST: The William S. Hart Union High School District tweeted that all school lockdown notices have been lifted except for Saugus High School and Arroyo Seco, a nearby middle school.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was looking for an individual Thursday morning they suspect opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.

"We believe at this time that there is only one suspect but we are actively investigating and following all leads," the sheriff's office tweeted.

The department described the suspect as an Asian male wearing a dark hat and dark clothing.

The high school is on lockdown, as are nearby high schools.

The Santa Clarita outpost of the sheriff's department tweeted that the fire department is on the scene and multiple units were "responding from other sheriff's stations to assist."

Rosedell and Highland Elementary are two of the other nearby schools that have been placed on lockdown.

The sheriff's department tweeted instructions to avoid the area, telling anyone in the neighborhood to "lock doors and stay inside."

Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted that "several" people have been injured, although their status is not currently known.

The undersheriff retweeted a Twitter account called LA County Scanner which stated that students will not be released to their parents "if they were a verified witness to the shooting."

Saugus High School is home to about 2,400 students and is located in the heart of the Santa Clarity Valley, near Interstate 5.

Former Congresswoman Katie Hill, who represented Santa Clarita in the U.S. Congress, tweeted that she was "praying for all."

"We have so many campaign interns and volunteers who go there," she said. Hill is a Saugus High alumna.

Nearby Henry Mayo Hospital tweeted that they had received two patients in critical condition, and three more were en route.

The Los Angeles division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said Thursday that they have "responded" to the incident are were on scene.

California Senator Kamala Harris tweeted:

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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