4:30 p.m. UPDATE: Investigators say one of the four people killed by the gunman was a woman he was previously accused of stabbing.


4:05 p.m. UPDATE: A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire “without provocation” in a tiny rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 10 others, including a student at an elementary school, before police shot him dead, authorities said.

Police offered no immediate word on the assailant’s motive, but a sheriff’s official said the shooter’s neighbors had reported a domestic violence incident a day earlier.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and children screaming at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, which has one class of students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Johnston said one student was shot at the school and flown by helicopter to a hospital, and another student was wounded in a car on the way to school. He said no one was killed there.

Johnston said authorities believe they know the identity of the shooter but declined to release his name pending further investigation. He appears to have fired a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns at seven locations, authorities said.


RED BLUFF (CBS13/AP) – At least five people are dead after a shooter who went around apparently picking random targets in Rancho Tehama Tuesday morning.

Authorities tell KHSL they responded to a report of shots fired at the Rancho Tehama Reserve south of Red Bluff around 8 a.m.

The suspect reportedly started opening fire at a home, then moved to an elementary school, authorities say. Multiple shots and victims were reported at the school, the sheriff’s office says.

An official at the Enloe Medical Center in Chico says they’ve received five patients, with three having already been treated an released.

Map of the area where the shooting happened:

The suspect has been shot and killed by authorities, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office says. The sheriff says he does not have a list of victims, but he knows there have been at least five deaths total from the incident.

In total, authorities say the suspect injured 10 people in the shooting.

A domestic violence incident preceded the shooting, authorities say.

Deputies have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.

Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a statement on the shooting, writing “Anne and I are saddened to hear about today’s violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved schoolchildren. We offer our condolences to the families who lost loved ones and unite with all Californians in grief.”

More than 100 law enforcement personnel are in the area helping with investigating at least seven scenes.

The Rancho Tehama Reserve is about 130 miles north of Sacramento.

Comments (13)
  1. John Oliver says:

    Yawn another day another school shooting nothing to see here.

    1. Come on John, finish your point. It’s the GUNS fault right? All the deplorable Americans who believe in the 2nd Amendment are to blame, right? Come on, say what you really feel.

  2. Ricky Pucheu says:

    Another liberal with a gun.

    1. Coulda been an Amish! They are so unpredictable

  3. Children were wounded? Are these real children, or 30-yr-old dreamers and yoots?

  4. Mike Arvand says:

    Another unstable liberal killing people.

    When are going to say enough is enough and just ban liberals! If no one can get ahold of one, no one can be killed by one.

  5. So once again a gun has stopped gun violence. Seems like the gun law we need is one that requires all citizens to be trained and armed at all times. There will be far fewer attempts to slaughter people if the perps know they will only get off a shot or two before they will be turned into Swiss cheese by several alert citizens surrounding him.

  6. I wonder who the anti-police liberal democrats call is cases like this ?

  7. So, there are laws. The neighbors notified authorities. No action taken. BUT, once again, there will be more idiots screaming for more laws. The same crowd who protest against the police.

  8. Liberals should be banned from owning guns for the same way reason alcoholics are banned from driving, and pedos are banning from living near an elementary school, and the statistics back it all up.

  9. Theres no way around it, there won’t a reduction in these types of shootings without mental healthcare and gun control. it won’t be for another 50 years before people come around to the idea of it.

  10. Was this shooter an NRA member like the one involved with the church shooting in Texas? Oh, wait, it was the person who stopped the shooter, saving even more lives, that was the NRA member.

  11. It’s GREAT when the cops kill the shooter(s). No long, drawn-out trials costing taxpayers a fortune with the chance that the perp will get off…. yeah — GOOD JOB, MEN IN BLUE!

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