Currents News Staff
Just after 7:30 a.m. local time, students at Saugus High School in southern California were forced to run or hide, faced with the sound that no student wants to hear.
“We heard the one shot and then four after, and we just started running. And all I heard was all these kids running and just screaming and calling their parents,” said Riley, a student at the high school.
“It was bang and then bang, bang, bang,” said Emily Saugus, another student.
Some were unable to escape.
“Within two minutes, at 7:40 a/m., our first units arrived on scene and encountered in the quad area of the school, multiple victims,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Officials have confirmed that two students died after being treated, others remained at the hospital.
The shooter is also among the injured.
“Detectives have reviewed the video at the scene which clearly shows the subject in the quad withdraw a handgun from his backpack, shoot and wound five people, and then shoot himself in the head,” said Los Angeles County Police Captain Kent Wegener
Authorities are continuing their investigation and combing though social media in an attempt to figure out how and why.
“We will run all the leads to ground but at this point we don’t have any indication of motivation or ideology,” said FBI Special Agent Paul Delacourt.