5 dead, children wounded at Northern California school
TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. – At least five people were killed and at least two children were wounded in a shooting at a rural Northern California school Tuesday morning.
Authorities said multiple shots were fired at Rancho Tehama Elementary School around 8 a.m. and there were multiple victims. The gunman was reportedly shot by police.
“Multiple shots were fired in Rancho Tehama , with multiple victims. I am told the suspected shooter is deceased from law enforcement bullets,” Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said.
The shooting reportedly started at a home and moved to Rancho Tehama Elementary School, authorities said. There are over 100 law enforcement officers at the school with up to seven crime scenes.
A six-year-old child with two gunshot wounds was reportedly transported by helicopter to a hospital. A second child was reportedly shot in the leg, according to the Redding Record Searchlight.
All other students had been evacuated from the school.
A semiautomatic rifle and two handguns were recovered, Johnston said.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
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