Police seek motive in California school shooting that killed 2, left suspect in ‘grave condition’

At least two students are dead and three others injured after a classmate opened fire at a high school in Southern California Thursday morning, sheriff’s officials said. The 16-year-old male suspect was taken into custody and was last reported to be at a local hospital in “grave condition” from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Detectives reviewed video from the scene which showed the gunman in the quad of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita when he took a gun from his backpack, shot five people and then shot himself in the head, authorities said, noting that the shooting lasted for about 16 seconds. “From the time that he withdrew the handgun from his backpack to the time that he was on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head was about 16 seconds,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain Kent Wegener told reporters late Thursday. “We have not yet established a motive or a nexus between the subject and his victims other than to say that they were all students at the high school together.” Authorities served a search warrant at the suspect’s purported residence, Wegener said. He said there is no his...

Lower Southampton police offering free gun locks – News – The Intelligencer

The gun locks are available at the station, 1500 Desire Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To help prevent gun violence, the Lower Southampton Township Police Department is offering free cable locks to residents. The gun locks are available at the station, 1500 Desire Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The keyed cable locks temporarily disable the loading mechanism of firearms when used properly, police said. To make arrangements with Lower Southampton police, call 215-357-1235. The Bucks County District Attorney’s office in 2017 started a program called “Ben’s Campaign — Lock it Up” named in honor of Benjamin Austin Smith, a toddler who accidentally shot and killed himself inside his Milford home in 2016 after getting his hands on his father’s unsecured gun. Through the initiative, the sheriff’s office and local police departments offer residents the free cable-style gun locks and safety information geared toward children. In April, Ben’s Campaign began providing free gun locks to households with those suffering from dementia or those at risk of suicide thanks to a partnership between the Lenape Valley Foundat...