Officials say at least 4 dead after gunman opens fire at California elementary school, other locations

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:41:19 AM. A gunman shooting at random opened fire at an elementary school and several other locations before being killed by officers, authorities say.
Authorities said at least four people were killed Tuesday morning in Northern California after a gunman shooting at random opened fire at an elementary school and several other locations. At least two children were shot and injured, one of them at the school, police said. The gunman was then killed by law enforcement officers who responded to the carnage unfolding across what police described as a "very widespread area." This latest active shooting to terrorize a community began shortly before 8 a.m., Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff in Tehama County, told reporters. Police received "multiple 911 calls of multiple different shooting sites, including the elementary school" in Rancho Tehama Reserve, a small area about 135 miles north of Sacramento, he said. "It was very clear early on that we had a subject that was randomly picking targets," Johnston said. Johnston said police did not immediately know what may have motivated the attack, which stretched across at least seven locations. Police have not officially confirmed the shooter's identity, Johnston said, but he added that this person was previously known to law enforcement. While details about what led up to the shooting were unclear, he said authorities were told by neighbors that "there was a domestic violence incident" involving the suspected attacker. Johnston also said there was an ongoing "neighborhood dispute" involving the attacker, who had a residence in Rancho Tehama. "It's a very sad day for us here in Tehama...Read more
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