5 dead in series of shootings that ended at California elementary school

5 dead in series of shootings that ended at California elementary school

5 dead in series of shootings that ended at California elementary school

The shootings happened at multiple locations in rural Northern California and it wasn't yet clear if the shooter was among the number of dead, the AP story said. According to police, it appears that the shooter was randomly picking targets.

The official, who according to CBS affiliate KHSL addressed reporters near the scene, said deputies were first alerted to a shooting in Rancho Tehama at around 8 a.m.

The Associated Press says the shooter has been killed by law enforcement.

The Tehama County Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times there were at least five separate crime scenes and the department was now trying to assess the number of casualties.

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

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant at Corning Union Elementary School District-one of the locations of the shooting-said that no one was killed at the school, but several people were injured.

The shooting, which took place on Tuesday, has so far seen at least two young students wounded. Another child was shot in a truck "that was driving down the road along with a female adult", Johnston said, though he did not identify them or specify their relationship to the gunman.

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

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

The owner of Coffee Addition, a cafe near the shooting, said she heard about 100 rounds fired and multiple guns.

A witness told KCRA that the gunman stole his truck and shot and killed his roommate.

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