US 5 dead after shooting at elementary school in Northern California; students airlifted to hospitals

22:22  14 november  2017
22:22  14 november  2017 Source:   Los Angeles Times

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At least five people are dead following a shooting at multiple locations in Tehama County including a local elementary school, where at least two children were wounded.

Authorities described a chaotic scene in which a gunman appear to pick target randomly in the rural Northern California county. They said the incident appears to have begun as “domestic violence incident” but did not provide further details.

The gunman was fatally shot by law enforcement deputies. His name has not been released. The Tehama County Sheriff’s Department said they were dealing with at least five separate crime scenes and were try try to assess the number of casualties.

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Two students were injured in the murder-suicide at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, and one of those children later died at a hospital , Burguan said. Jonathan Martinez, 8, died at Loma Linda University Medical Center after being airlifted from the school , the police chief said.

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

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston did not have a total number of victims, but said that “a number” of students had been medically evacuated from the scene.

“We have about 100 law enforcement personnel in Rancho Tehama right now, with multiple, multiple scenes,” Johnston said.

“I know that we have [airlifted] a number of students,” he told reporters. “I know that we have children that were attending school in a safe location at this time.”

Officials said the Rancho Tehama area remains on lockdown.

Nearby residents and business owners said they heard at least 100 gunshots.

“I thought this only happens to places like L.A. or New York,” said Jose Garcia, owner of La Fortune Convenience, told the Los Angeles Times.

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Coy Ferreira, a parent at the school, told KRCR-TV that he heard a series of gunshots through a classroom window and saw one young boy shot in the foot and chest and a second student shot in the arm. Both were alert and conscious, he said.

The owner of a nearby cafe, Coffee Addiction, told The Times that she called 911 after hearing gunfire and screaming at the elementary school.

The woman, who identified herself only as Tiffany, said she heard about 100 rounds fired from what sounded like multiple guns.

The business owner said she and her husband and their four children moved to the area from Redding about seven years ago. She said that they have always felt safe.

“It’s a great community,” she said. “I am hoping it doesn’t get some kind of bad rap because of one person in one area.”

Rancho Tehama has a population of roughly 3,500 people, she said.

“We have had an active shooter incident at Rancho Tehama Elementary this morning,” read a statement from the Corning Union Elementary School District website. “There are confirmed injuries. We are cooperating with law enforcement during this investigation but do not have specific details at this time.”

UPDATES:

11:25 a.m.: This article was updated with comments from a parent at the school.

11:20 a.m.: This article was updated with comments from an area business owner.

11:05 a.m.: This article was updated with comments from an area business owner.

10:55 a.m.: This article was updated with a statement from the school district.

10:35 a.m.: This article was updated with additional details about student evacuations and the law enforcement response.

This article was originally published at 10:50 a.m.

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It was one of the worst-case scenarios for a school shooting: a yard full of children playing with a rampaging gunman just minutes away. At Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Northern California last week, children were quickly hustled indoors to locked rooms as Kevin Janson Neal drew closer.

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