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California shootings; gunman tried to enter school, 4 confirmed dead (Video)
Shooter armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
California shootings: Another heartbreaking shooting in the United States, this time, Rancho Tehama, California.
A gunman killed four people in a remote Northern California community on Tuesday morning, but a much bigger death toll was averted when the killer was unable to break into an elementary school. At least 10 other people were wounded, including two children at Rancho Tehama elementary school, near the small town of Corning about 160 kilometres north of Sacramento, where the suspect was later shot dead by police.
Vice-President Mike Pence said on Twitter “Deeply saddened to hear of the shooting in Northern California, the loss of life, including innocent children,” US”We commend the effort of courageous law enforcement. We’ll continue to monitor the situation & provide federal support, as we pray for comfort & healing for all impacted.”
‘Who is the shooter’
The Sacramento Bee newspaper, citing multiple law enforcement officials, later identified the suspect as 43-year-old Kevin Janson Neal, a local resident who had been arrested in February in connection with a stabbing.
The local Redding Record Searchlight newspaper reported that the shooting began when the gunman opened fire at a home and some six other locations shortly after 8:00am local time.
“This individual shooter was bent on engaging and killing people at random. I have to say this incident, as tragic and as bad as it is, could have been so much worse,” Johnston said, applauding the quick thinking of the school staff.
Mother of student raced back to school to warn others
One parent, Coy Ferreira, said he was dropping off his daughter at the elementary school when he heard gunfire.
“One of the teachers came running out of the building and told us to all run inside because there was a shooter coming,” Mr Ferreira told a local television station.
He said he heard gunfire for over 20 minutes and that a student in the room was struck.
Local resident Brian Flint told local media his neighbour was the shooter, and had stolen his truck.
“The crazy thing is that the neighbour has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines,” Mr Flint said.
Four guns located
Saddened to hear of the shooting in N. California, the loss of life & injuries, including innocent children. We commend the effort of courageous law enforcement. We’ll continue to monitor the situation & provide federal support, as we pray for comfort & healing for all impacted
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) November 14, 2017
Vice president and governor send condolences
Breaking #FoxNews Alert : California gunman tried to access rooms at elementary school to shoot more kids, police say
— Buzz Reporters (@buzzreporters) November 15, 2017
Culled From: CNN, Fox News, abc.net