Three dead in California school shooting

Saul Bowman
November 15, 2017

A semi-automatic rifle and two handguns believed to be used by the gunman, who engaged police in a shootout, have been recovered, according to Johnston.

"I know that we have medevaced a number of students", Johnston said.

A six year-old child with two gunshot wounds was reportedly transported by helicopter to a hospital.

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.

According to KCRA in Sacramento, the first shots were fired around 8 a.m. PT at Rancho Tehama School on the outskirts of Corning, California. "I am told the suspected shooter is deceased from law enforcement bullets", the deputy said.

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school, but that a "number" of students were shot and wounded.

Rancho Tehama Elementary is a small school, serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

A second child also was reported to have been shot in the right leg, according to emergency dispatch reports.

Brian Flint told local media his neighbor was the shooter and had stolen his truck. He says he and his roommate told authorities that their neighbor was acting "crazy" and threatening them.

"The insane thing is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines", the unnamed witness told KCRA. She declined to provide any details on their conditions.

Four others, including three children, were being treated at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, about 50 miles southeast of the shootings, hospital spokeswoman Nicole Johansson said. The fourth patient is an adult.

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