Three dead in California school shooting

Nov 15, 2017, 00:22
Three dead in California school shooting

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no-one was killed at the school with prep through fifth grades.

Authorities said the shooting occurred around 8 a.m.in Rancho Tehama, near Red Bluff, Calif., about 120 miles northwest of Sacramento.

"I know that we have Medivaced a number of students", the official said, referring to the use of helicopters for the emergency transport of victims to hospitals.

Johnston said he was told the suspected shooter was killed by law enforcement gunfire.

The school has been cleared and children were moved to a safe location.

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He said there were seven shooting scenes and that there may be more victims.

Two children were among the wounded, it was confirmed. No information about their conditions was immediately available, according to a spokeswoman for the hospital, about 45 miles from the school.

Authorities recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.

Jim Schultz, a reporter for the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper, quoted Rancho Tehama resident Salvador Tello, who was taking his three children to school and described seeing the gunman open fire, killing a woman.

The owner of Coffee Addition, a cafe near the shooting, said she heard about 100 rounds fired and multiple guns.

A witness told KCRA-TV that his truck was stolen and his roommate was shot and killed by the suspect.

In a statement, California Gov. "We offer our condolences to the families who lost loved ones and unite with all Californians in grief".

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