3 dead after shooting in Northern California elementary school

3 dead after shooting in Northern California elementary school

An active shooter situation was reported at a Northern California elementary school Tuesday, a school official said.

The first two people Neal shot and killed were neighbors before he sought seemingly random victims elsewhere, including an elementary school, where he was locked out.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told San Francisco news network KCRA that the shooter was killed by police.

Enloe Hospital has received four patients: three students and one adult, all in unknown conditions, a hospital official said.

Johnston declined to identify the shooter until his relatives were notified, but he confirmed the gunman was charged with assault in January and had a restraining order placed against him.

The Sherrif's office said that the shooting happened at around 8:00 AM local time with reports of somebody barricaded in a structure and of multiple victims.

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Johnston said officials did not have an accurate count of the total number of people injured in the shooting that unfolded across at least seven locations. The shooting is believed to have begun as a domestic violence incident at home.

Tehama County is a rural community about a hundred miles north of Sacramento.

A neighbor of the shooter spoke with the media and said that the suspect was acting "crazy", and that the suspect threatened him and his roommate before stealing his truck. "We made it (known) that this guy is insane and he's been threatening us and everything like that". A semi-automatic rifle and two handguns were recovered from one of the crime scenes, police said.

Some students at the school were medically evacuated; it's not clear yet how many people were injured in the shooting.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement offering condolences to families who lost loved ones in "today's violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved schoolchildren".

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