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California shootings at multiple sites kill 5, injure kids at school

15 November, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Children shot an Northern California elementary school

At least three people were killed and two children were wounded Tuesday in a shooting at a school in rural California, authorities said.

The violence started at a home and moved to Rancho Tehama Elementary School.

Authorities recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns. "I don't know any information at this time about any of the victims at the school".

The shooter appeared to be randomly picking targets, authorities said.

Sheriff Johnston said that a number of students have been airlifted out and that the uninjured students are now safe.

More than 100 law enforcement officers were on scene.




The Tehama County Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times there were at least five separate crime scenes and the department was now trying to assess the number of casualties.

Wounded students were medevaced to nearby hospitals.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston confirmed the shooter was shot dead during the incident and officers were investigating at least five crime scenes in and around the school.

He said the suspected perpetrator, whose name has not been released, was involved in a "domestic violence incident" reported by neighbors before the shooting.

A witness told KCRA-TV that his truck was stolen and his roommate was shot and killed by the suspect. Flint says he had been shooting "hundreds of rounds" from large magazines. "We made it (known) that this guy is insane and he's been threatening us and everything like that".

A person with the username Javier Figueroa tweeted that the shooting had taken place at his brother's school. The first calls described a shooting on Bobcat Lane; calls from multiple other sites soon came in, including the elementary school.

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