School Shooting in Northern California Leaves 5 Dead; Children Wounded

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Multiple shots were fired in a shooting on Tuesday morning in Northern California, leaving at least 5 people dead;  according to early reports, the shooting started at a local home, then moved to Tehama County’s elementary school. The shooter was killed at the scene by police, as per a statement via  the sheriff’s department.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston has said that shots were fired at approximately 8 a.m. on the outskirts of Corning, at Rancho Tehama School, northwest of Chico; 3 of the victims were rushed to the hospital via ambulance, whilst a 4th was taken by helicopter to the Enloe Medical Center in Chico; 3 of the victims were children, and the 4th was an adult. Currently, there’s no intel with regard to the victim’s condition.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston has said:

“I know that we have (airlifted) a number of students. I know that the school’s been cleared. I know that we have children that were attending school in a safe location at this time.”

Law enforcement officials said that the gunman started shooting at a home, then he moved to the Rancho Tehama School nearby.

Rancho Tehema is located 130 miles north of Sacramento and has 1500 residents.

This is a developing story, stay tuned for more news.