At least five people are dead after a deadly shooting took place in seven locations in Rancho Tehama, California. One of those locations was an elementary school and at least two children are among the dead, according to WDSU. The shooter, who has not been identified, was shot and killed by police.
The violence began at a home. The second location was at an elementary school at 8 a.m. A Corning Unified School district employee confirmed there were numerous injuries at the school. "Multiple students" were airlifted from the scene, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the media. A 6-year-old child and a child whose age has not been disclosed are among the injured. The Redding Record Searchlight reports that 30-year-old man has been taken to the hospital with gunshot wound to the thigh.
Police are reportedly investigating at least seven crime scenes. According to National Public Radio, he appeared to be selecting his victims at random. One man told KNVN that the gunman, his neighbor, stole his truck and fatally shot his roommate. That man told KNVN that the suspect had been acting strangely.
"The crazy thing is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines," he said. "This guy has been crazy, and he's been threatening us and everything. I just feel like there maybe should have been more effort put into stopping things like this."
The gunman was reportedly armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns, NPR reports.
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