Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

Five People Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting Near Elementary School In California

Five People Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting Near Elementary School In California

At least five people were killed on Tuesday in a shooting spree in a rural area of Northern California that began at a home and ended at an elementary school, local media has reported.

The Corning Union Elementary School District said part of the shooting spree occurred at Rancho Tehama Elementary School. "I know that the school's been cleared".

Law enforcement did not immediately say what might have motivated the shooter.

"I know that we have (airlifted) a number of students", Johnston told reporters. Law enforcement officers killed the shooter after responding to a domestic violence incident involving the shooter. There are at least seven crime scenes related to the incident.

NPR's Nate Rott spoke to resident Tiffany Rodgers, who knows nearly every student at the elementary school and heard the shooting from a nearby cafe.

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According to FoxNews.com, the gunman responsible for the shooting fired shots at several locations north of Sacramento, including an elementary school.

The shooter was killed by police, bringing the total death toll to five.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said one child was shot at a school, and another was shot while riding in a pick-up truck with a woman who was also wounded. Flint said the neighbor had been shooting "hundreds of rounds" from large magazines.

It's unclear who Flint had informed of the suspect's earlier actions. "I just feel like there maybe should have been more effort put into stopping things like this". "They went around the community shooting at the schools!"

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement offering condolences to families who lost loved ones in "today's violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved schoolchildren".

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