California Shooting: Five killed, ten injured near Rancho Elementary School

A series of shootings took place in rural Northern California near Rancho Elementary school leaving five people dead including the gunman and two children were injured in this shooting.

Sheriff Phil Johnston, Tehama County Assistant reported that one child was shot at the Rancho Elementary school on Tuesday and another was shot while riding in a pickup truck along with a woman who was injured in the incident.

He added that the gunman picked up the targets randomly and there were seven shooting scenes. He said that there may be more victims in this incident. A semi-automatic rifle and two handguns were recovered from the shooter.

The gunman was killed by law enforcement officers and was not clear if officials counted him among the dead people.

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A man loading his handgun. Photo courtesy of Pong/Freedigitalphotos.net.

Johnston told to a TV station that officers are investigating five crime scenes in and around Rancho Tehama reserve which is about 130 miles north of Sacramento.

He told: “It was right about 8 a.m. we had multiple shots fired in Rancho Tehama. That evolved to multiple victims and multiple shots at the school, at the elementary school. I am told at this point the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets, that’s what I’m told.”

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant for Corning Union Elementary School District said that no one was killed at the school which has kindergarten through fifth grades, but some students were shot and injured in the shooting.

The school was cleared by 10 AM but no information about the victims was reported. Three injured people were being treated at a hospital in Redding which is 50 miles north of the shooting spot.

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