A teenage boy who killed two classmates and injured three others on his birthday at a high school in Southern California before shooting himself in the head died of his injuries in hospital on Friday, said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office.
“Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, 16, a Junior at Saugus High School, was being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head when he succumbed to his injuries. His mother was present at the time of his passing,” the sheriff’s office said in a written statement.
The boy was carrying out a deliberate plan by shooting five students at his high school in California, then turning the gun on himself, a local sheriff said Friday, but the authorities said they had no clues as to what sparked the bloodshed.
Two of the five other students shot Thursday morning at the school in Santa Clarita died due to injuries.
“We did not find any manifesto, any diary that spelled it out,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a briefing.
At first, Berhow survived his self-inflicted gunshot wound but died at 3:32 p.m. at a local hospital. On Friday, the Sheriff’s Department reported.
Detectives worked throughout the night to follow up on shooting leads in Santa Clarita, about 40 miles (65 km) north of Los Angeles. In 16 seconds, police said, the accident, caught on video, unfolded.