A 14-year old boy is in custody and suspected of shooting another teenager in the arm this morning at Highland High School in Palmdale, California, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
CNN (@cnn) reports, the shooting happened at or near Highland High School in Palmdale at around 7am. Students were still arriving to school at the time of the incident. The teen suspected of the shooting, and the teen who was shot, are both students of the school. The student who was shot in the arm took himself to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, Sheriff’s Capt. Darren Harris said.
The suspect was apprehended near a Vons grocery store about a mile away from the school, according to fire officials. Authorities found a rifle believed to have been used in the shooting in the desert, a short distance away from the school. Investigators are still working to determine a motive for the shooting.
72-year old, Joseph James Deangelo, an ex-police officer, has been arrested in Sacramento in a decades-long search for the “Golden State Killer” who terrorized California communities in the 1970’s and 80’s with a series of murders and rapes, according to reports.
USA Today (@USAToday) reports, The elusive, masked killer, also known as The East Area Rapist, and The Original Night Stalker, is believed to have killed 12 people, raped 45 people, and ransacked more than 100 area homes.
Sacramento County jail records show that a man identified as Joseph James Deangelo, was arrested and charged early Wednesday with two counts of murder. He was arrested under a warrant from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, according to the jail’s records.
FBI and California officials last year renewed their search for a suspect in the cases and announced a $50,000 reward for an arrest and conviction.
Armed with a gun, the masked rapist would break into homes while single women or couples were sleeping. He would tie the man up and pile dishes on his back, then rape the woman while threatening to kill them both if the dishes tumbled.
SAN BRUNO, CA
A woman opened fire on the YouTube campus Tuesday afternoon, injuring three people before killing herself. The woman has been described as an extremist vegan who may have been angry at YouTube because she felt as though she was being unfairly censored.
CNBC News (@cnbc) reports, Nasim Aghdam, a 38-year old San Diego resident, claimed on her social media accounts that YouTube was discriminating against her videos, many of which focused on animal rights and veganism, mixed in with bizarre musical parodies.
“YouTube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views! There is no free speech in the real world and you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system. Videos of targeted users are filtered and merely regulated, so that people can hardly see their videos!” Aghdam wrote on her website.
Investigators in San Bruno, California, the site of the shooting, are still trying to pin down the exact motive for the gun violence.
“At this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted.” the San Bruno Police Department said. Aghdam’s family told NBC News that she was a longtime YouTube user who felt she had been cheated.
“YouTube stopped everything and now she has no income.” Her father Ismail Aghdam said in a phone interview.
Los Angeles, California
R&B singer Trey Songz turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department Monday morning to face charges of alleged felony domestic violence charges. Songz turned himself in, with his attorney Shawn Holley in tow early on Monday morning.
TMZ (@tmz) reports, the charge stems from an incident involving a woman Songz was out with in LA last month during NBA All-Star weekend. Songz was booked at 6am and released shortly after 8am after he posted a $50,000 bond.
Songz is accused of beating Andrea Buera at a party in the Hollywood Hills where she claims he was upset because she was talking to another man. Buera says Songz beat her so badly, she suffered a concussion and had to go to a hospital for treatment. She claims several people at the party witnessed the alleged “beating.” Songz said that he was being lied on and the woman was out for “personal gain.”