Gunman in hospital after opening fire at US high school

At least five people have been injured in a shooting at a California school, and the gunman is still on the run, police have said.

The suspect opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County, around 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Police have been seen surrounding a property
Image:Police have been seen surrounding a property in their hunt for the suspect
An emergency lockdown alert posted on the Saugus school's website
Image:An emergency lockdown alert posted on the Saugus school’s website

Helicopter footage aired on US television shows lines of students with their hands in the air, filing out of school buildings and being led by police officers.

Several pupils were placed on stretchers and taken to ambulances in the school’s car park, according to the LA Times.

Still an active scene: resources arriving from across the state. Working with victims and witnesses to safely resolve situation. https://t.co/unZtMYRrmGpic.twitter.com/LceE9n9E09

— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) November 14, 2019

Other schools in the area have been placed on lockdown.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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