16-year-old Nathaniel T. Berhow is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, after he shot several classmates at Saugus High School, killing two. Three others are still hospitalized. New York Times: “We did not find any manifesto, any diary that spelled it out, any suicide note, or any writings which will clearly identify his motive behind this assault,” Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said at a news conference on Friday before the gunman’s death. He said that the police had conducted more than 40 interviews, but that “no motive or rationale” had been uncovered. Sheriff Alex Villanueva of Los Angeles County said the gunman was silent as he shot the five students at Saugus High School. He seemed to have planned the attack, the sheriff said, and also seemed familiar with how to use the gun, quickly fixing a malfunction and firing all but one round before shooting himself in the head. The shooting was captured on video, and the gunman appeared to have selected his victims at random. “It doesn’t appear he had any interaction with anyone,” Sheriff Villanueva said. “He was just standing by himself, at one point walked to the center of that quad area — dropped the backpack — withdrew a firearm and just started firing.” The Sheriff said it was not a spur-of-the-moment act, but beyond that, it looks like the motivation behind it is going to remain a mystery.
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