Sacramento: A gunman in the United States was stopped from going on a massacre of school children yesterday after staff at the California school put the building into lockdown.
Local police said the man opened fire in a tiny, rural town 160km north of Sacramento, killing four people and wounding at least 10 others, including a school pupil, before police shot him dead.
The rampage began shortly before 8am local time when the gunman, identified as 43yearold Kevin Janson Neal, fatally shot a neighbour he had been accused of stabbing in January, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Shortly afterward, he rammed through the gate of Rancho Tehama Elementary School and spent about six minutes shooting into the building, the spokesman said. — AP