At Least 5 People Dead After Northern California Shooting

Children shot an Northern California elementary school

Details were still sketchy hours after the shootings, and authorities did not have a firm count of the wounded due to the number of places the gunman attacked, Johnston said. The shooter himself has been killed by police and several victims are now being treated at a local hospital.

CBS Sacramento reports the shooter started at home in Rancho Tehama Reserve south of Red Bluff around 8 a.m. PST.

School officials took the uninjured children to a safe location as more than 100 law enforcement officials responded. Mercy Dignity Health confirmed that the hospital has received three patients.

At least seven people have been hurt, including two children.

The Tehama County Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times there were at least five separate crime scenes and the department was now trying to assess the number of casualties. Johnston said the school had been cleared by 10 a.m. but he did not have any information about the victims there. The shooter appeared to be randomly picking targets, authorities said. One student was shot at an elementary school and second child was shot in a truck.

Authorities recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.

"The insane thing is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines", Flint said.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has also released a statement on the shooting, saying that he and his wife are "saddened to hear about today's violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved schoolchildren".

Area resident Brian Flint told local media that his roommate had been shot and killed by the gunman, a former convict in his 50s.



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