5 die in shooting that ends at California elementary school; suspect killed

Nov 15, 2017, 00:52
5 die in shooting that ends at California elementary school; suspect killed

At least three people were killed, including a suspected shooter and multiple elementary students were injured after shootings reported at several scenes including Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Northern California, Tehama County Sherrif's office said.

Tehama County officials are responding to a reported shooting near a school in Rancho Tehama, near Corning.

"I know that we have (airlifted) a number of students", Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said. The gunman was shot by officials, according to the sheriff's department.

One student at the elementary school was hit by gunfire and transported to the local hospital for treatment, Johnston said.

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The remaining kids who were at the school have been moved to a safe location, Johnston said.

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no-one was killed at the school with prep through fifth grades.

Salvador Tello said the gunman fired at a truck in front of him as he was dropping off his three children. Johnston said the school had been cleared by 10 a.m. but he did not have any information about the victims there. The shooter was also killed by police.

Three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 50 miles north of the shootings, Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Marcy Miracle said.

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Investigators have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.

There were a total of 10 people injured, and Tehama County Superintendent of Schools Rich DuVarney said no students or staff at the school were among the fatalities. They lived near the unnamed man and said he had been shooting a lot of rounds lately.

In a statement, California Gov.

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