The Saugus High School shooter has died a day after killing two classmates and injuring three students before turning the gun on himself. He turned 16 on the day of the shooting.
CBS News reports 16-year-old Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow has died after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that Berhow’s mother was with him when he died. A day before his death, Berhow shot five classmates at the Santa Clarita school, killing two classmates and wounding three before turning the gun on himself. Officers report Berhow’s motives are currently unclear and did not leave any notes or a manifesto behind.
The deceased victims of the shooting were identified as 15-year-old Gracie Muehlberger and 14-year-old Dominick Blackwell. The three injured victims are expected to survive.
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Officers also noted that Berhow had several unregistered weapons in his home and did not belong to any hate groups. His father, Mark Berhow, was known as an avid hunter and created his own bullets before his death.
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