Officials ID victims and shooter at California school

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Parent Mirna Herrera kneels with her daughters Liliana, 15, and Alexandra, 16 at the Central Park memorial for the Saugus High School victims in Santa Clarita, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Investigators said Friday they have yet to find a diary, manifesto or note that would explain why a boy killed two students outside his Southern California high school on his 16th birthday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Officials have identified the two students who were killed in a school shooting in Southern California and the shooter who later died from his injuries.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says 15-year-old Gracie Muehlberger was shot and killed Thursday at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. The 14-year-old boy who also died has been identified as Dominic Blackwell, a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Authorities say 16-year-old student Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow allegedly opened fire at his school, killing the two students and wounding three more before he shot himself. Berhow died from his injuries Friday afternoon.

Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s homicide unit says that after more than 40 interviews and a search of his home, authorities still were in the dark as to a motive for the shootings.

“We did not find any manifesto, any diary that spelled it out, any suicide note or any writings,” he said.

Doctors say two girls who were injured are expected to recover and be released soon from a hospital. A 14-year-old boy was treated and released from another hospital.

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