Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Four People Killed in Northern California Shooting

Four People Killed in Northern California Shooting

Tehama County is a rural community about a hundred miles north of Sacramento. The gunman was later killed by police.

Students also were shot and wounded at a regional primary school, although police say no children are among the dead from what appeared to be "random", drive-by attacks. The gunman had a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.

The shooter stole the auto of a person who stopped to check on the crash and ran away when confronted with a gun.

Corning Union Elementary School District Superintendent Rick Fitzpatrick said one student remains in stable condition at Mercy Hospital in Redding.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston stated that the shooter was "randomly picking targets".

Multiple shots were fired at the school and he was aware of at least three people killed, he added.

He said around 100 law enforcement officers had been deployed around the town of Rancho Tehama and were investigating "at least five scenes" related to the shooting.

The head of the area's homeowners association said neighbors had been complaining about Neal firing guns excessively on the property, which sits at the end of a dirt road.

She and her father, who is president of the homeowners association, said neighbors would complain to the sheriff's department, which referred the complaints back to the homeowners association.

A school employee ran out and yelled for the children to get inside the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school, Ferreira said.

"The insane thing is the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately - hundreds of rounds, large magazines", Flint said. The incident was over after about 45 minutes.

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