The Latest: Doctors: Girls shot in remarkably good spirits
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California high school in which two students were killed (all times local):
Doctors who treated two girls shot in the attack at a high school outside Los Angeles say both were in remarkably good spirits when they arrived at a hospital for treatment.
Dr. Boris Borazjani of Providence Holy Cross Hospital told reporters Friday that both girls were sitting up and “smiling and talking” while undergoing treatment after Thursday’s shooting at Saugus High School in in the city of Santa Clarita that killed two students.
Dr. Evan Valle added that “both girls were very stoic.”
Borazjani called gun violence like the shooting at the school “an unacceptable public health problem.”
The 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire is in critical condition at another hospital.
Officials say the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students at his high school outside Los Angeles remains in critical condition.
Henry Mayo Hospital spokesman Patrick Moody gave the update about the boy’s condition on Friday, a day after the shooting at Saugus High School in in the city of Santa Clarita
Law enforcement officials have said the unidentified boy was gravely wounded. They say he shot five students seemingly at random and then shot himself in the head about 7:30 a.m. Thursday on his 16th birthday.
The boy lived with his mother in a modest home on a leafy street in Santa Clarita. It’s a Los Angeles suburb of about 210,000 people known for good schools, safe streets and relatively affordable housing.
Doctors say two of the victims wounded in a Southern California high school shooting are doing well after treatment and should be released from a hospital in a day or two.
Doctors at Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills told reporters Friday they treated a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl after Thursday’s shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita.
Doctors say the 15-year-old was shot below the belly button. Her wound was cleaned and the bullet was retrieved. She’s described as recovering.
The 14-year-old was shot in the lower right abdomen. The doctors say arrived in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
Police say a 9-year-old boy is suspected of shooting three other students with a BB gun at a Southern California elementary school around the same time a student carried out a fatal shooting at a high school in the region.
The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday in suburban Pasadena at Washington Elementary STEM Magnet School.
Police Lt. Bill Grisafe tells Southern California News Group the victims were not seriously injured and didn’t require medical treatment.
Grisafe says a mother of one of the victims called police around 8:45 a.m. and police contacted the boy and his parents.
Grisafe says it’s undetermined if the boy will be arrested and that is no indication of any connection to the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.
Doctors plan to provide an update on the conditions of two students who were wounded at the shooting at a Southern California high school.
A news conference has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where a surgeon will discuss the treatment of two girls wounded in Thursday’s attack at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.
Authorities say the shooting was carried out by a 16-year-old student who fatally shot two other students and wounded three before critically wounding himself.
The motive is under investigation.
Authorities say a student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday.
The attacker was hospitalized in critical condition, officials said, and investigators offered no immediate motive for Thursday’s shooting.
The gunfire began around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita. Authorities estimated that the suspect took just 16 seconds to pull out the weapon, shoot five classmates and turn the gun on himself.
Sheriff’s homicide Capt. Kent Wegener said the suspect appeared to fire at whoever was in front of him and had no known connection to those he shot.