Pictured: Girl, 16, who was one of two killed in California high school shooting as injured survivors recover in the hospital
- Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 16, was shot and killed by gunman Nathaniel Berhow
- A 14-year-old boy who has not yet been named publicly was also killed
- Three others – two teenage girls and a teenage boy – were injured in the shooting
- Berhow, 16, remains in the hospital after trying unsuccessfully to kill himself
- His motive for the shooting remains unclear; he was described as ‘unsociable’
One of the two teenagers killed in a California high school shooting on Thursday has been identified.
Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 16, was shot and killed by gunman Nathaniel Berhow, also 16, at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita.
She was named by the Los Angeles County Coroner on Friday. A 14-year-old boy was also killed but he has not yet been named publicly.
Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 16, was shot and killed by gunman Nathaniel Berhow on Thursday
Mia Page Tretta (left) was injured. Another girl, whose family only gave her first name – Addison – is also recovering in the hospital (right)
Mia Page Tretta was injured, as was another girl whose family have given her name only as Addison.
They are both recovering in the hospital along with a fifth, as-yet unnamed student.
All three are expected to survive.
Teenage shooter Nathaniel Berhow, 16, tried to kill himself after shooting five others but failed and he is now in the hospital in a critical condition. His motive remains unknown
Berhow is also still in the hospital after trying unsuccessfully to shoot himself in the head once his killing spree was over.
His motive for the killings remains unclear.
Neighbors said the student was struggling to cope with the death of his father and that he was ‘unsociable’.
There were no warning signs, however, that he was capable of such violence according to police.
In the space of 16 seconds, he had unloaded the entire magazine of his .45 semi-automatic rifle.
Authorities say more people would have died if three off-duty police officers who happened to be dropping off their children at the school at the time hadn’t been there.
They rushed into the building when they heard gunfire and, once the shooting had stopped, gave first aid to some of those injured.
Addison was cared for by a choir teacher who wrapped her gunshot wound after she stumbled into a classroom where 40 kids were hiding.