UPDATE: One of 4 people killed in Tuesday’s shooting rampage in Northern California was a woman the shooter was released from jail on bond for stabbing.
November 14, 2017 Law Enforcement officials in California say as at least four victims are dead after a gunman apparently went a on a shooting spree in seven locations—including a elementary school Tuesday morning. At least two children, including a six-year-old were struck by bullets before the gunman was shot and killed by police. None of the dead were killed at the school.
The unidentified shooter was out out on bond for stabbing a woman. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters:
“At this point, the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets,” adding “I know of at least three deaths.”
California officials said the shooting occurred around 8 a.m. at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Rancho Tehama County, California. Investigators have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns belonging to the shooter.
TIME reports that Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, says no one was killed at the school but a “number” of students were shot and wounded.” Several children were airlifted to area hospitals. A spokeswoman for Enloe Medical Center said it had four patients from the shooting — one adult and three children. No information about their conditions was immediately available.
Ranch Tehama County is located approximately 120 miles northwest of Sacramento, California.
In December, 2012, a gunman forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut before killing 20 first graders and six adults. The shooter, Adam Lanza, 20, then turned the gun on himself. Lanza also killed his mother at the home they shared, prior to the deadly school attack.
Cynthia Hodges holds a M.A. in Political Science from NEIU in Chicago, Illinois and a Post-Grad Professional Certificate in Disaster and Terrorism Management from University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill. In addition to a successful writing career, Cynthia is in the process of writing a book on the role of private security guards as first responders in the post 9/11 America. "My career has been a balance of security and education, and my passion for Homeland Security while protecting individual's Constitutional rights has grown as a result of the two."