3 killed in shooting near Northern California elementary school

Katrina Barker
November 15, 2017

A shooting spanning multiple locations in Northern California has left four people dead.

Authorities were contacted about 8 a.m. regarding "multiple shots fired" in Rancho Tehama, a small area about 135 miles north of Sacramento, according to Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff in Tehama County.

The shooter appeared to be randomly picking targets, authorities said. Johnston said that about 100 law enforcement personnel were spread out at "multiple scenes" in and around the school, and described local police as "spread thin". Police recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns from the scene.

The school has been cleared and children were moved to a safe location.

"We made it aware that this guy is insane and he's been threatening us". One student was shot at an elementary school and second child was shot in a truck.

St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in the community of Red Bluff received two patients, including one who was stabilized and transferred to another facility, Amanda Harter, a spokeswoman for the facility, said in an email.

In another recent fatal school shooting, a student opened fire at Freeman High School in Rockford, WA, on Sep. Brian Flint said that his neighbor, whom he knows only as Kevin, also stole his truck.

Jason Wandel, chief division counsel at the FBI's Sacramento field office, told AFP that agents had been sent to help with the investigation but wouldn't confirm any details regarding the incident.

In a statement, California Gov. He declined to release the name of the shooter but said the gunfire began with a domestic violence incident that neighbors reported.

The shooting apparently did not start at the school.

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