Students killed in California high school shooting ID'd, alleged shooter dies
Dominic Blackwell, 14, and Gracie Muehlberger, 15, were students at Saugus High School
Authorities have identified the two students killed in a shooting by a fellow student at a Southern California high school.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the victims on Friday as 14-year-old Dominic Blackwell and 15-year-old Gracie Muehlberger.
Authorities say they were among five students shot at random at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Thursday by a boy who brought a gun to school on his 16th birthday.
Investigators say they have no motive yet for the 16-second attack that ended with Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow firing a final bullet into his own head. Authorities said he died Friday afternoon at a hospital with his mother present.
Two teenage girls remain hospitalized but are expected to be released over the weekend. A third student was treated and released.
In a statement, Bryan and Cindy Muehlberger said they shared the news of their daughter's death with "unexplainable brokenness." They described her as their "Cinderella, the daughter we always dreamed to have," and said her two brothers were heartbroken.
"She will never get to drive a car, fall in love, build a career, get married, have children and do all the other things everyone takes for granted in this short thing called life," they said.
"We miss her smile, laughter, sweet kisses, and her amazing sense of humour. We will even miss her constant pestering for Starbucks and Cold Stone and anything else with lots of sugar in it. It must have been the reason why she was so sweet."