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A 16-year-old boy pulled a handgun out of his backpack at a Southern California high school Thursday morning and shot five of his fellow students, killing two, before he turned the gun on himself, police said. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters the suspect was in “grave condition” at a hospital.
Before the shooting, police said the bio of an Instagram account believed to be the suspect’s read: “Saugus have fun at school tomorrow.” The bio changed after the shooting, but police are unsure who made the change.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I can confirm that that was posted on his account, and I can also confirm that it has been changed since this incident, which means there is somebody else that has access to this account, be it a hacker, or be it a friendly who has access to his password,” [Sheriff’s Department Captain Kent] Wegener said.
Wegener said that police found a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, “which had no more rounds in it, had no more bullets in it” at the scene. Officials have not yet established a motive for the crime, but a search warrant for what they believe to be the suspect’s home has been obtained.
The gunman, who turned 16 Thursday, has only been described officially as Asian.
Law enforcement sources and neighbors have identified the suspected shooter as Nathaniel Berhow.
Los Angeles Co. sheriff after announcing 2 teens were killed in Calif. school shooting:
“I hate to have Saugus be added to the names of Columbine, Parkland, Sandy Hook, but it’s a reality that affects us all throughout the nation. It’s something we’re gonna have to deal with.” pic.twitter.com/rGWVe5BUaC
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 14, 2019
BREAKING: investigators identify teen suspect in #SaugusHighShooting as Nathaniel Berhow. They say in 16 seconds, he murdered 2 students & wounded 3 others b4 turning gun on himself. @NBCLA pic.twitter.com/XXRr569bIC
— Beverly White (@BeverlyNBCLA) November 15, 2019
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) November 14, 2019
The suspect in the #SantaClarita shooting has been identified as #NathanielBerhow. Video captured the 16-year-old student shoot five others before shooting himself in the head. https://t.co/xc2kWOnrhV
— Nancy Grace (@NancyGrace) November 14, 2019
Nathaniel Berhow: Full Story of Saugus High School Shooting Suspect https://t.co/Ijf74TDvAI
— COED (@COED) November 14, 2019