RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on a Northern California school shooting (all times local):
Authorities say a gunman tried to get into rooms at a California elementary school with the intent of shooting children but that workers initiated a lockdown that saved lives.
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says school officials heard shots being fired and immediately locked down Rancho Tehama School in a tiny, rural town Tuesday.
He says it was “monumental” that school workers took the action they did and there is no doubt in his mind they saved the lives of countless children.
Authorities say the gunman, who hasn’t been identified, killed four people and wounded at least 10 others, including a child after he opened fire at the school.
The assistant sheriff in Northern California says a gunman opened fire “without provocation” in a rural town, killing four people and wounding 10, before police fatally shot him.
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says investigators are trying to determine a motive in the shootings Tuesday in the small community of Tehama Ranch Reserve.
Johnston says the gunman shot a person, stole a pickup truck and went on a shooting rampage. He says after crashing the truck, the suspect hijacked a second vehicle and kept shooting people at random, including children.
There were seven shooting scenes in all. Johnston says police have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
Johnston says the gunman was involved in a domestic violence incident Monday.
Vice President Mike Pence says he is “deeply saddened” to learn of a series of shootings in Northern California that has resulted in the loss of multiple lives and injuries to children.
Pence is praising “courageous” law enforcement officers responding in Tehama County. He says the Trump administration will continue to monitor the situation and will provide federal support to local officials.
He said on Twitter: “We pray for comfort & healing for all impacted.”
Local authorities say five people have been killed, including the shooter, and that two children are among the wounded. One was shot at an elementary school.
A witness to a series of deadly shootings in rural Northern California says the gunman shot at a truck in front of him as he was dropping off his three kids at school.
Salvador Tello said Tuesday that he also saw a dead woman lying on a street about a quarter-mile from Rancho Tehama School. He says the woman’s husband was beside her and had been shot in the leg.
Tello says he was about three blocks from the school when bullets tore into the truck. He made his kids get down and slammed his vehicle into reverse.
Tello says the gun must have been large because the bullets made “big holes” in the truck carrying several men.
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says the gunman had a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns and was randomly picking targets.
At least 10 children and adults have been hospitalized after a series of shootings in rural Northern California that left five dead, including the gunman.
Enloe Medical Center says in a statement that five people were treated there and that three have been released. Spokeswoman Nicole Johansson says three of the patients were minors.
Separately, three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 50 miles north of the shootings.
The Record Searchlight reported two more victims were taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff.
The hospitals haven’t released the extent of the injuries.
California Gov. Jerry Brown says he and his wife, Anne, are saddened by the shooting in a rural northern part of the state that “shockingly involved schoolchildren.”
Brown offered their condolences to the families who lost loved ones and said they are united with all Californians in grief.
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says five people were killed, including the shooter, and that two children are among the wounded. Hospital says they are treating seven people, including three minors.
Johnston says the gunman had a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns and was randomly picking targets.
Authorities say a series of shootings in rural Northern California left five people dead, including the shooter, and that two children were among the wounded.
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says one child was shot at a school Tuesday and another was shot while riding in a pickup truck with a woman who was also wounded.
Johnston says the shooter was “randomly picking targets.” He says there were seven shooting scenes and that there may be more victims.
Investigators have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
A man says his roommate is among the victims in Northern California and that his neighbor was the gunman.
Brian Flint tells the Record Searchlight newspaper in the city of Redding on Tuesday that his neighbor, whom he knows only as Kevin, also stole his truck.
He says he and his roommate told authorities that their neighbor was acting “crazy” and threatening them.
Flint says he had been shooting “hundreds of rounds” from large magazines.
Authorities say a shootings at multiple locations have left three people dead and several others wounded, including students at an elementary school.
TEHAMA COUNTY (KRON) — Three people have been killed in shootings that started at a home in Tehama and moved to an elementary school Tuesday morning.
Deputies received a report of shots fired at around 8 a.m. at Rancho Tehama Elementary school, said a Tehama County Sheriff’s Official.
A Sheriff’s official said that there were multiple wounded at the elementary school, according to KRON4’s CNN affiliate KHSL.
The suspected shooter was shot and killed by law enforcement, officials confirmed.
Sheriff’s officials say the students are now at a safe location.
The shooting began at a home near the elementary school.
There are about 100 law enforcement officials at least five different locations where the shooter opened fire.
Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, says no one was killed at the school but a “number” of students were shot and wounded.
Further details are unavailable at this time.