California (November 15, 2017): Two children among five people were killed and several others were injured following a shooting at multiple locations in Tehama County including a local elementary school.
Authorities described a chaotic scene in which a gunman appear to pick target randomly in the rural Northern California county.
Later the gunman was fatally shot by law enforcement agencies. 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 to assess the number of casualties.
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. A rifle and handguns were recovered at the scene, he said.
“We have about 100 law enforcement personnel in Rancho Tehama right now, with multiple scenes,” Johnston said.
Officials said the Rancho Tehama area remains on lock-down. Nearby residents and business owners said they heard at least 100 gunshots.