TEHAMA COUNTY, California — Multiple people were shot in an incident that began at a home and moved to an elementary school on Tuesday.
There were several shots fired at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, police reported. More than 100 law enforcement officials were on the scene to investigate.
Three people were shot and killed Tuesday when a shooter opened fire near a Northern California elementary school, authorities said.
The shooter was killed by police officers after he also wounded children at the school, however, it was unclear if the shooting happened on school ground.
Coy Ferreira told KRCR he was dropping off his daughter at the school just before 8 a.m. when he heard a firecracker-like sound. The school’s secretary then ran out and told children to go inside because there was an active shooter, he said, adding that he ended up in a classroom with 14 students. Ferreira said he witnessed a boy being struck by bullets.
Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school but a “number” of students were shot and wounded.
The gunman was shot and killed by police.
Reports indicate the incident began at a home where the shooter injured a roommate and stole a truck. The incident moved to the school around 8 a.m. local time.
The building was evacuated and students moved to a safe location, police said. The nearby Rancho Tehama Airport was placed on lockdown.
Community members were instructed to stay locked down until further notice. The U.S. Census says the area has just fewer than 1,500 residents, the Record Searchlight report said.
Identities of those involved and a possible motive for the shooter have not been released by authorities.
This is a developing story; check back for updates.
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