5 Dead at Multiple Shooting Locations In N. California County, Including a School
[abc7] Authorities said five people have been killed, including the gunman, and multiple others injured after a shooting rampage that started at a home and ended at an elementary school in rural Northern California.
At least one student was shot and injured at an elementary school after shootings occurred at seven separate scenes near the town of Red Bluff.
A second child and a female adult were shot in a truck, authorities said.
According to police, it appears that the shooter was randomly picking targets.
BREAKING: At least 3 dead in shooting in Tehama Co. it started at a home and moved to the school. Shooter shot and killed by police. pic.twitter.com/xIKvyIxq4y
— Sara Stinson (@SaraStinsonNews) November 14, 2017
.@JerryBrownGov Issues Statement on Tehama County Shooting
— Gov. Brown Press Ofc (@GovPressOffice) November 14, 2017
Police said they were aware of a “domestic violence incident” that had taken place at some point involving the alleged shooter.
The gunman was killed after two officers engaged him, law enforcement officials said. The gunman had a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
At least 10 people were hospitalized after the shooting spree.
Enloe Medical Center in Chico confirmed receipt of 5 patients, three of whom were treated and released. St. Elizabeth Community Hospital received two patients and transferred one. Mercy Hospital in Redding confirmed that it received three patients from the shooting and transferred one.
Police confirmed that students were among those transported to hospitals.
Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school but a “number” of students were shot and wounded.
Law enforcement officials confirmed that no children were among the dead.
About 100 students attend the school, which is the scene of one of the shootings that took place, according to an official.
Details were still sketchy hours after the shooting and authorities didn’t have a firm count of the wounded due to the number of places where the gunman opened fire in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said.
“It was very clear at the onset that we had an individual that was randomly picking targets,” Johnston said.
He declined to release the name of the shooter but said the gunfire began with a domestic violence incident that neighbors reported.
Authorities said the alleged gunman started firing at random residences in the area of Bobcat Lane before 8 a.m.
The man then stole a truck and went on a shooting spree through the community.
He crashed the first vehicle, then robbed a man and stole a second vehicle before being shot and killed by officers he encountered.
The whole situation lasted around 45 minutes, authorities said.
A man interviewed by media in the area said his roommate was among the victims in Northern California and that his neighbor was the gunman.
Brian Flint said that his neighbor, whom he knows only as Kevin, stole his truck.
Flint said he and his roommate told authorities that their neighbor was acting “crazy” and threatening them.
Flint said the neighbor had been shooting hundreds of rounds from large magazines.
“The crazy thing is, is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines. And, you know, we just, we made it aware that this guy was crazy and he’s been threatening us,” Flint said.
California Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement in the wake of the shooting:
Anne and I are saddened to hear about today’s violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved schoolchildren. We offer our condolences to the families who lost loved ones and unite with all Californians in grief.
This news originally appeared on abc7.com