Several Hurt in California School Shooting, Suspect in Custody

People wait for students and updates outside of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Several people were injured Thursday during a shooting at a Southern California high school and the gunman was in custody, authorities said.

Reports on the number of people injured have fluctuated.

Fire officials said at least three people were injured.

However, a hospital in the city of Santa Clarita tweeted that it received two patients in critical condition and three more were on the way.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KNX radio the suspect in a school shooting was in custody.

Television images showed deputies swarming the school and several people being moved on gurneys.