BREAKING: 5 People Confirmed Dead At Multiple Shooting Locations, Including Elementary School
At least five people are dead following shootings at multiple locations in Tehama County, California, including an elementary school where at least two children were wounded, several news outlets reported Tuesday.
Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston described a chaotic scene in which a gunman appeared to pick targets at random in the rural Northern California county.
The Corning Union Elementary School District said part of the shooting spree occurred at Rancho Tehama Elementary School.
“This is a sad day for us here in Tehama County,” Johnston said.
“Anne and I are saddened to hear about today’s violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved schoolchildren,” Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement. “We offer our condolences to the families who lost loved ones and unite with all Californians in grief.”
Some students were transported to hospitals by helicopter, and others were moved to safe locations, the assistant sheriff’s said.
At least one student was shot at the elementary school, and another child was shot in a truck along with an adult female, Johnston said.
The gunman was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies. His name has not been released. The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said that it was dealing with seven crime scenes and that 10 victims were being treated for injuries.
Officials don’t have a motive for the attack but said the gunman seemed to fire at random and might have been in some type of dispute with neighbors.
The sheriff’s office said it has requested Department of Justice evidence investigation teams. The California Highway Patrol and FBI also were assisting.
This is the third mass shooting in the United States recent weeks. Hopefully, Republicans will finally accept that this is the time to talk about gun control in America.