Three people have been killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California. The gunman was shot by officials, according to the sheriff’s department.
Several shots were fired at 8 a.m. local time at the Rancho Tehama School in Corning, located in rural Tehama County, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the San Francisco Chronicle.
BREAKING: Authorities say 3 dead in shooting in rural Northern California; shooter killed after also wounding kids at school.
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“I know that we have (airlifted) a number of students,” Johnston said. “I know that the school’s been cleared. I know that we have children that were attending school in a safe location at this time.”
A 6-year-old child is one of the multiple people injured, according to reports.
Report: At least 3 people were killed in a shooting that began at a home and moved to an elementary school in Northern California this a.m. The gunman was killed by police. https://t.co/pGRLprLtLe pic.twitter.com/GXFDnfyL0v
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A witness told KCRA-TV that his truck was stolen and his roommate was shot and killed by the suspect.
“He’s dead. He didn’t make it,” the witness said. “For his family and everything, I feel bad, and we’ll be there for them.”
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The roommates lived close to the gunman, and he said that the gunman was firing off rounds.
“The crazy thing is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines,” the unnamed witness told KCRA. “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.”