The two teenagers killed when a fellow student opened fire on five students at a high school in Santa Clarita, California, have been identified.
Grace Anne Muehlberger, 15, was the first of the victims identified by the authorities. Subsequently, several media outlets and their own classmates and sports revealed the identity of the second deceased student: Dominic Blackwell, 14. Both died in the hospital.
Of the other three students injured in the shooting, one was released on Thursday and two 14 and 15-year-old girls remain hospitalized and are expected to survive.RELATED
On Friday afternoon, Los Angeles County sheriff officials reported that the suspect, who turned 16 on the same day as the shooting, died in the hospital.
The child was in the custody of the authorities and in critical condition after attempting suicide with the last bullet of the cartridge that, without knowing the causes, fired at his companions with a semi-automatic pistol caliber 45.
Authorities reported that the minor, identified as Nathaniel Tennosuke Berho, died Friday at 3:32 p.m. local time. His mother was present at the time of his death.
For this Sunday at 7:00 pm a great vigil is being organized between several schools in the area in tribute to the victims, which will take place in the Central Park of Santa Clarita, a park that has become a symbol of unity and solidarity It was where the students met their families after the shooting. In this place another vigil was held on Thursday, in which hundreds of people comforted each other after the hard times that day.
This Friday all the schools in the district remained closed in respect to the victims and their families.
The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, sent his condolences to affected families on Thursday. After thanking the first responders and law enforcement who responded to the emergency, Newsom launched a strong message via Twitter: "We simply shouldn't have to fear for the lives of our children when we leave them at school." He also asked the Senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, "How many more lives will be lost? How many more shootings will we have to endure? We need a common sense weapons reform. NOW."
Arana said that in the midst of the confusion she grabbed her friend who was in shock and took her to the infirmary where she was
they hid until the officers arrived for them.
After several minutes of anguish, the authorities asked them to leave and, while they were doing it, tearfully describes Arana who saw one of his wounded companions, on the grass, and this caused him "a terrible fear".
"My hands were shaking, but I could call my dad. I was very scared," says the teenager. Minutes before the shooting began at his school, Shannon remembers that he wanted to go to the bathroom, but in the end he didn't leave.
"We were all normal, but suddenly they take one's life," says the student. "I thank God I didn't go (to the bathroom) because it could have been me."
Images of pain and sadness in the vigil for the victims of the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita
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