Three kids dead after student opens fire in US school on his birthday

Two school students have been shot dead in the US this morning, before the gunman turned his weapon on himself.

Local police responded to an incident in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles, following reports a student had opened fire on his classmates.

It’s understood he shot at five students before turning the gun on himself.


A 16-year-old girl and two 14-year-old boys have died at the scene, while two others are reportedly suffering serious injuries.

The 16-year-old gunman, whose birthday is today, is also in a ‘grave’ condition in hospital after shooting himself.

Reports from the scene say the shooting happened 20 minutes before the start of school.

A motive hasn’t been established.