Another shootout in US: Five killed after gunman goes on rampage in California
Five people died in a shooting spree on Tuesday that ended at a school in a remote area of rural Northern California and some children were among the wounded, according to officials and local media.
Law enforcement officers shot to death the gunman, who was among the five people who died in a series of shootings at seven or more locations, according to Redding, California, newspaper the Record Searchlight.
The shooting spree began at a home and ended at Rancho Tehama School near the town of Corning, the Sacramento television station KCRA reported, citing law enforcement.
The shooter was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told local media.
A number of students were airlifted for medical care after gunfire at Rancho Tehama School, Johnston said.
Law enforcement did not immediately say what might have motivated the shooter.
Sheriff’s Office officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Enloe Medical Center in Chico, more than 40 miles (64 km) southeast of the school, received five patients, and three of them were treated and released, hospital spokeswoman Natali Munoz-Moore said by phone. She declined to provide any details on their conditions.
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in the community of Red Bluff received two patients, …read more