Nathaniel Berhow Bio, Wikipedia
Nathaniel Berhow has identified as the suspect in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. He is 16 years old Berhow, a sophomore at the high school. He pulled a gun out of his backpack and opened fire on his classmates on his 16th birthday.
Authorities were alerted to the scene by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who heard gunshots while he dropped his child off at school about 7:45 a.m. local time on November 14, 2019.
Video from the chaotic scene showed sheriff’s deputies swarming the view and multiple victims removed from the school on stretchers.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy died as a result of the shooting. Three victims remain hospitalized, including a 14-year-old boy and two girls, ages 15 and 14, who are not critical.
Berhow, who shot himself in the head, remained hospitalized and was referred to as being in grave condition. The names of the victims have not been released.
There has been confusion about how many victims died in the shooting. ABC News and other outlets reported that a third student had killed, but the sheriff’s office said they can only confirm two deaths.
Nathaniel Berhow Parents
Berhow’s father, Mark, died on December 5, 2017. He was a native of Lancaster, California, 45 miles east of Santa Clarita, and that he died while living in Valencia, California. He was 55 years old. Photos on the obituary page show Mark Berhow with various hunting rifles.
Mark, obituary names his wife as Mami Matsuura, and his children as Samantha and Nathaniel. A Facebook tribute to Mark Berhow says that Mami Matasuura had family flying from Japan for the funeral. The Los Angeles Times reports that Berhow died following a heart attack.
Authorities are questioning Nate Berhow’s girlfriend, reports NBC Los Angeles. Speaking to Fox Los Angeles, a student named Maxwell said that Berhow hadn’t been acting like himself in the days leading up to the shooting.
Maxwell said, As far as I could tell from the recent days that I’ve seen him, he was looking kind of down, and I guess just kind of depressed about something. I didn’t ask him what it was that he was sad about, but from what I could tell, he was different. He wasn’t acting like himself.
High School Shooting Victims
There were a total of six victims, including the suspected shooter, whose 16th birthday is today, authorities said.
At least two people have died, and several people are injured following a shooting Thursday morning at a high school in Southern California, authorities said. The suspect is in the hospital “in grave condition,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press conference.
Authorities said a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male were killed.
Saugus High School has about 2,400 students, according to the district.