Bailed gun­man kills ran­dom 4

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A CRAZED gun­man has killed four peo­ple and left 10 in­jured af­ter open­ing fire at a US pri­mary school.

Kevin Neal, 43, was fac­ing a num­ber of po­lice charges when he went on the ram­page in Cal­i­for­nia yes­ter­day, open­ing fire across seven lo­ca­tions.

De­tec­tives be­lieve the shoot­ing be­gan at his home be­fore he stole a truck and moved on to nearby Ran­cho Te­hama El­e­men­tary School.

Wear­ing com­bat fa­tigues and armed with a semi­au­to­matic ri­fle and two hand­guns, he was stopped from en­ter­ing the school when staff ini­ti­ated a lock­down.

As­sis­tant Sher­iff Phil John­ston said the shooter was “pick­ing off peo­ple at ran­dom” af­ter leav­ing the prop­erty, be­fore he was shot dead by po­lice.

Lo­cal man Brian Flint de­scribed Neal as ob­sessed with weapons and said he had been threat­en­ing neigh­bours with guns in re­cent weeks.

Neal was on bail for stab­bing a fe­male neigh­bour.

PHOTO: TECOMA COUNTY

OB­SESSED: Kevin Jan­son Neal.

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