Updated (2:25 p.m. ET): A shooter in Northern California has killed at least four people in a violent rampage that began at a home and ultimately included seven separate scenes, including an elementary school, officials say.
The shooter was killed by police, bringing the total death toll to five.
At least two children are among the wounded — a student at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Tehama County was shot, and another child was shot in a truck along the road, according to Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston. A woman driving the truck was also shot, and all three are being treated for their injuries.
The first calls about the shooting came in shortly before 8 a.m. local time on Tuesday, Johnston told reporters. The first calls described a shooting on Bobcat Lane; calls from multiple other sites soon came in, including the elementary school.
The subject appeared to be “randomly picking targets,” Johnston said.
He said the suspected gunman, whose name has not been released, was involved in a “domestic violence incident” reported by neighbors before the shooting.
A “semi-automatic rifle and two handguns” were recovered from the shooting scene, Johnston said.
Stinson, calling Action News Now from the police roadblock, told the news channel there is a shot-up, taped-off truck on the road, and several worried parents unable to get past the roadblock and struggling to find a cell phone signal.
Law enforcement officers from a range of agencies have responded to the incident, including highway patrol and the FBI. Johnston said there were more than 100 officers helping cover the multiple scenes.
“It’s a very sad day for us here in Tehama County,” he told Action News Now, tearing up.
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