Suspected gunman, 16, in California highschool taking pictures dies in hospital

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(Information) – A teenage boy who killed two classmates and wounded three others at a southern California highschool on his birthday earlier than taking pictures himself within the head died on Friday of his wounds in hospital, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

“Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, 16, a Junior at Saugus Excessive Faculty, was being handled for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the pinnacle, when he succumbed to his accidents. His mom was current on the time of his passing,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned in a written assertion.

The boy was finishing up a deliberate plan when he shot 5 college students at his California highschool, then turned the gun on himself, a neighborhood sheriff mentioned on Friday, however authorities mentioned that they had no clues about what sparked the bloodshed.

Two of the opposite 5 college students who have been shot within the Thursday morning assault on the faculty in Santa Clarita died of their wounds.

“We didn’t discover any manifesto, any diary that spelled it out,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned at a briefing.

The gunman was publicly recognized by regulation enforcement for the primary time on Friday as Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow.

Berhow initially survived his self-inflicted gunshot wound however died at a neighborhood hospital on three:32 p.m. on Friday, in response to the sheriff’s division.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Division (LASD) Particular Enforcement Bureau (SEB) members are pictured after a search following a taking pictures at Saugus Excessive Faculty in Santa Clarita, California, U.S., November 14, 2019 on this picture obtained from social media. LASD SEB through Information

Detectives labored by means of the evening to comply with up on suggestions associated to the taking pictures in Santa Clarita, about 40 miles (65 km) north of Los Angeles. The incident, which was caught on video, unfolded in 16 seconds, police mentioned.

ORIGIN OF GUN

Arriving at college on his 16th birthday, Berhow pulled a .45 semi-automatic pistol from his backpack in an out of doors courtyard, stood in a single place and shot his victims in speedy succession earlier than turning the gun and firing the final bullet into his head.

Villanueva mentioned authorities didn’t know the origin of the gun used, or how the gunman acquired his palms on it.

All Hart District faculties in Santa Clarita have been closed on Friday, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s workplace mentioned on Twitter, out of respect for the victims and their households.

Two women aged 14 and 15 have been being handled at Windfall Holy Cross Medical Heart in Mission Hills, California, and have been listed in good and honest situation, a hospital spokeswoman mentioned early on Friday.

On the Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita, authorities mentioned a 14-year-old boy was handled and launched. Two different college students who had been taken there died. A hospital spokesman couldn’t instantly be reached on Friday.

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Villanueva recognized one of many college students killed as Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 15. He mentioned the households of the opposite pupil killed and people wounded didn’t authorize him to launch their names.

The scene at Saugus Excessive Faculty was paying homage to different mass shootings at U.S. faculties, together with Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Florida, the place a former pupil with an assault rifle killed 17 individuals on Feb. 14, 2018.

It was the 85th incident of gunfire at a faculty this 12 months, in response to Everytown, a gun management advocacy group.

Reporting by Brad Brooks in Austin, Texas and Dan Whitcomb in Culver Metropolis, California; Enhancing by Invoice Tarrant and Sandra Maler