A gunman rampaged through a tiny Northern California town on Tuesday, taking aim at people near an elementary university and several various other locations, and killing at least several and wounding several other folks before he was fatally shot by law enforcement, the local sheriff’s office said.
There were at least seven separate shooting scenes in or around Rancho Tehama Reserve, an unincorporated community around 1,500 people, including Rancho Tehama School, an elementary university, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters. He declined to release the brand of the killer, who he stated was armed with a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns.
“It was clear early on that people had a topic that was randomly picking targets,” he said. “We know that there was a domestic violence incident as reported by neighbors relating to the suspected shooter.”
At least two kids were among the wounded who were taken up to native hospitals, he said.
A man who said he was a neighbor of the gunman told Action News Now, a group of local television set stations, that his roommate was among those killed. The gunman, who seemed mentally unstable, “has been shooting a whole lot of bullets recently, a huge selection of rounds, large magazines,” he stated. “He’s been threatening us.”
Rancho Tehama Reserve is based on a sparsely populated region between Redding and Chico, a lot more than 200 miles north of Sacramento.