CBS News has identified the Saugus High School shooter as Nathaniel Berhow, who turned 16 on Thursday, as multiple outlets are reporting a third victim has died.
A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were killed, KABC reported. Later, authorities said a third victim had died, but said that was in error and that all the surviving victims were in stable condition.
Berhow is reportedly in grave condition at Henry Mayo Hospital after shooting himself in the head.
Two girls, ages 14 and 15, and a 14-year-old boy were wounded in the shooting, KABC reported. The boy was treated and released from the hospital.
CBS News and CNN both report that video was taken at the scene, which shows the suspect shooting five people before turning the gun on himself. It is not clear when law enforcement officials identified Berhow as the suspected shooter, or when they reviewed the video, as authorities appeared to have been searching for a suspect Thursday as area schools were put on lockdown and residents were advised to stay inside and lock their doors.
“Detectives have reviewed the video at the scene which clearly show the subject in the quad withdraw a handgun from his backpack, shoot and wound five people, and then shoot himself in the head,” L.A. County Sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener said at a news conference, according to CBS News.
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