RED BLUFF, Calif. — A series of shootings at multiple locations in rural
Northern California left five people dead and several others wounded
Tuesday, including at an elementary school, authorities said.
Law enforcement officers killed the shooter, who they said was counted among the five dead.
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston tells a TV station in the
city of Chico that officers are investigating at least seven crime scenes in and
around the school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of
“It was right about 8 a.m. we had multiple shots fired in Rancho
Tehama,” Johnston said. “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.”
Johnston says one child was shot at a school Tuesday and another was shot while riding in a pickup truck with a woman who was also wounded.
Johnston says the shooter was “randomly picking targets.”
He says there were seven shooting scenes and that there may be more victims.
Investigators have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union
Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school with
kindergarten through fifth grades.
Johnston said the school had been cleared by 10 a.m.
Three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 50
miles north of the shootings, Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Marcy
Miracle said. She declined to provide other details about the victims or