UPDATE (12:46 p.m.) : A hospital says one student has died following a shooting at a high school outside Los Angeles.
In a tweet, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital says a girl died and two boys are in critical condition, while another boy is in good condition.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted that the suspect is in custody and was taken to a hospital.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – NBC News now quotes law enforcement officers saying the suspect in today’s school shooting in Santa Clarita, CA survived a self-inflicted gunshot, and is being treated after shooting and injuring at least 5 students.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in the city of Santa Clarita tweeted that it received two patients in critical condition Thursday morning and three more were en route.
The Los Angeles County sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station says there are “reports of approximately 5 victims being treated.”
The shooting occurred at Saugus High School about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Initial reports said at least six people were injured, a number that was then lowered to three.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Thursday on Twitter that deputies are responding to Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita.
The sheriff’s office says a male suspect in black clothing was seen at the school.
Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Christopher Thomas said it was not immediately clear if the victims suffered gunshot wounds or other injuries.
At least five victims have been hospitalized, including two in critical condition, according to Henry Mayo Hospital.
Saugus High School and other schools in the area have been locked down.