With his last bullet he shot himself on Thursday, the age of sixteen, after firing on his classmates.
Shortly before the start of the day, the shooter entered a well-known campus area. As a quad, he took a caliber 45 pistol out of his backpack and shot at the people near him. Then he aimed the weapon at himself.
Two students, Grace Anne Muehlberger (15) and Dominic Blackwell (14), died in a hospital. Three more teenagers were wounded and should survive.
Chloe Rogers said her friend Muehlberger has a bubbly personality and knows how to make her friends laugh.
"We've always shared our silly jokes, referred to Vine and laughed forever, her laughter was a laugh that would make you laugh harder, she always had something to say and knew how to make her friends in I love her so much and it is heartbreaking to know that she does not come to me by any chance to talk. "
A Quest for Answers
Investigators dig themselves into suspects Social media and background. He was identified as Nathaniel Berhow and lived with his mother. His father died in 201
There seems to be no connection between the shooter and the victims, except that all were students, the sheriff said.
"There's nothing that really stands out (with the suspect) .He was not a loner. Was not socially awkward. Was involved in student activities. Student athlete," Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva told CNN. 39; s New Day. "That's out of the blue and shocks pretty much everyone who knew him."
The shooter did not track anyone during the shootout and seemed to be aiming at the people around him by accident, Villanueva said.
The Saugus High School had an active shooter practice a few weeks ago, and the faculty and the students did exactly what they had trained, he said.
Off-duty officers rushed in to help. 19659003] An off-duty detective took his friend's son to Saugus High School as he saw hundreds of students running off campus on Thursday morning. He stopped and asked a student what was going on.
Someone shot, said Detective Daniel Finn.
He and another off-duty officer still found two of the five victims and the shooter still on the ground in the quad. Finn said that he had seen the shooter's weapon but did not know that one of the persons being treated was the shooter.
"My main concern then was to back up the scene, treat the victims and make sure there were no extra shooters," Finn told reporters Friday.
Finn, a former School Resources Deputy, who now works for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, has called for an administrator to fetch medical supplies at the school office. A third official helped treat the victims until medical assistance arrived.
Cheri Mossburg, Brian Ries, Jason Hanna and Joe Sutton of CNN contributed to this report.