California high school is on lockdown after at least six people are shot

Gunfire erupted inside a California high school Thursday morning, leaving at least six people injured.

The shooting was reported st 7.45am Pacific Time at Saugus High School on Centurion Way in Santa Clarita.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said at least six victims were transported from the scene with gunshot wounds.

Gunfire erupted inside Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, Thursday morning

Gunfire erupted inside Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, Thursday morning 

Paramedics are seen administering aid to one of the shooting victims on school campus

Paramedics are seen administering aid to one of the shooting victims on school campus

A victim is seen being taken from the scene by first responders following the shooting at 7.45am Pacific Time

A victim is seen being taken from the scene by first responders following the shooting at 7.45am Pacific Time 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office sent out a tweet saying officers were searching to a male Asian suspect in dark clothing.

A student named Riley told KTLA5 that she was standing with friends by the library on campus when she heard four to five gunshots and started running.  

The high school and other schools in the surrounding area, including Rosedell and Highland elementary schools, were placed on lockdown. 

At least six people were said to have been wounded in the school shooting Thursday

At least six people were said to have been wounded in the school shooting Thursday 

At least one person was said to have been shot in the abdomen

At least one person was said to have been shot in the abdomen 

Police officers are currently looking for the suspect, who might be hiding in the bushes not far from the high school.

People are being urged to the avoid the area during the manhunt and nearby residents are being asked to shelter in place. 

 

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