4 dead, shooter killed near Northern California school

TEHAMA COUNTY, California (KCRA) - At least five people, including a gunman, were killed in a shooting Tuesday morning that started at a home and moved to an elementary school in Tehama County, the sheriff's department said.

Multiple shots were fired about 8 a.m. at Rancho Tehama School on Stagecoach Road on the outskirts of Corning, northwest of Chico, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said.

One student was shot and taken to a hospital, and a second child and a woman were also shot inside a truck, Johnston said.

Five people total -- at least three children -- were taken to Enloe Medical Center in Chico. Three of them have been treated and released, hospital officials said.

The extent of the victims' injuries have not been released.

"I know that we have (airlifted) a number of students," Johnston said. "I know that the school's been cleared. I know that we have children that were attending school in a safe location at this time."

The gunman was "randomly picking targets" as he fired shots at seven shooting scenes in the area, Johnston said. It began as a domestic violence incident on Bobcat Lane that was reported by neighbors.

Officers found a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns that the shooter used, Johnston said.

More than 100 law enforcement officers are investigating the shooting, Johnston said.

Brian Flint spoke with Action News Now and said that his truck was stolen and his roommate was shot and killed by the gunman.

"He's dead. He didn't make it," Flint said. "For his family and everything, I feel bad, and we'll be there for them."

The roommates lived near the gunman, and Flint said that their neighbor had been shooting a lot of rounds recently.

"The crazy thing is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines," Flint said. "We made it aware that this guy has been crazy, and he's been threatening us and everything. I just feel like there maybe should have been more effort put into stopping things like this."

Gov. Jerry Brown posted a statement on Twitter about the shooting: "Anne and I are saddened to hear about today's violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved school children. We offer our condolences to the families who lost loved ones and united with all Californians in grief."

Details about the gunman or the victims have not been released.


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