Gun­man strikes ru­ral North­ern Cal­i­for­nia

Journal Pioneer - - WORLD -

A gun­man killed four peo­ple and wounded a num­ber of oth­ers at ran­dom Tues­day at mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions in ru­ral North­ern Cal­i­for­nia, in­clud­ing an el­e­men­tary school, be­fore po­lice shot him dead, au­thor­i­ties said.

Two hos­pi­tals said they were treat­ing seven peo­ple, in­clud­ing at least three chil­dren.

De­tails were still sketchy hours af­ter the shoot­ing and au­thor­i­ties didn’t have a firm count of the wounded due to the num­ber of places where the gun­man opened fire in the com­mu­nity of Ran­cho Te­hama Re­serve, about 130 miles north of Sacra­mento, Te­hama County As­sis­tant Sher­iff Phil Johnston said.

One stu­dent was wounded at the school and an­other child was shot while driv­ing with a woman, who also was wounded, Johnston said. He de­clined to re­lease the name of the shooter but said the gun­fire be­gan with a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent that neigh­bours re­ported. Brian Flint told the Record Search­light news­pa­per in the city of Red­ding that his neigh­bour, whom he knows only as Kevin, was the gun­man and that his room­mate was among the vic­tims. He said the shooter also stole his truck.

“The crazy thing is that the neigh­bour has been shoot­ing a lot of bul­lets lately, hun­dreds of rounds, large mag­a­zines,” Flint said.

“We made it aware that this guy is crazy and he’s been threat­en­ing us.”

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