A shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita Thursday left six people hurt, and a manhunt was underway in the area for the gunman.

The shooting was reported about 7:40 a.m. at the campus at 21900 Centurion Way, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect was described only as an Asian male wearing dark clothing.

Six people were transported to area hospitals, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. At least two were reported in critical condition.

The high school and all other schools in the William S. Hart School District were placed on lockdown as a precaution, and area residents were urged to shelter in place while the suspect.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KTLA5 that it appears the gunman was a student at the school, who was not believed to have used a vehicle to get away.

Bouquet Canyon Church at 27000 Bouquet Canyon Road, which is near Central Park, was being used as a reunification center for parents and students from the school, as was the park in the early aftermath of the shooting.

A sheriff’s SWAT team was assigned to the investigation, as were agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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