Per Fox affiliate KTVU-TV and the AP, a “shooting rampage” left five people dead, including the shooter, and 10 wounded in rural Northern California, in an unusual spree in this small, rural part of the state, according to the Tehama County Undersheriff. Two of the wounded are young boys.
At a news conference, Undersheriff Phil Johnston said that despite a domestic dispute reported on Monday between the shooter and a neighbor in the small city 100 miles north of Sacramento, he was not sure of the motive that prompted the Tuesday morning “rampage.”
Brian Flint told Record Searchlight newspaper after the incident that his neighbor was the gunman in Tuesday’s deadly shooting. Flint said the neighbor was acting “crazy,” threatening him and his roommate before stealing his truck.
At least five people are dead from apparent random shootings today in rural Northern California. The shootings took place in seven locations, including an elementary school, police said. The dead included the shooter, who was killed by police.
One student was shot at the Rancho Tehama School, an elementary school in Corning, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, police said. The student was taken to a hospital. No deaths were reported at the school, according to Ann Bates, administrative assistant to the superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary School District.
Authorities said a child and an adult woman were shot in a truck. They were also transported to hospitals.
It was not immediately clear how many people were injured, authorities said.
Police said the shooter appeared to randomly pick his targets. The shooter had a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns, police said. Two officers engaged the shooter, who was pronounced dead at the scene.