Northern California Shooting Leaves 5 Dead, Including Attacker

Northern California Shooting Leaves 5 Dead, Including Attacker

Authorities said at least three people are dead following a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday morning.

At least one student was shot and injured at an elementary school after shootings occurred at seven separate scenes near the town of Red Bluff. Authorities recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns reportedly used by the shooter.

"It appears he couldn't make access to the room and he gave up and reentered the vehicle". The gunman was shot by officials, according to the sheriff's department. They heard the shooting from about a quarter-mile away and immediately corralled all of the students inside and locked down the facility.

"The quick action of those school officials, there's no doubt in my mind, based on the video I saw, saved countless lives and children", he said in a late afternoon news conference.

He declined to release the name of the shooter but said the gunfire began with a domestic violence incident that neighbours reported.

"It was very clear at the onset that we had an individual that was randomly picking targets", Johnston said.

Flint learned of the shooting via a phone call early Tuesday.

He said that two officers shot at the suspect upon encountering him, and have since been removed from the scene.

The small district school is staffed by just four teachers.

Posts on social media showed Rancho Tehama Road being closed off with yellow crime tape, and students' parents stuck behind the road block.

In a statement, California Gov.

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