Four die in primary school gun rampage
AT least four people were killed and several children left injured after a gunman opened fire at a primary school yesterday.
No children died in the shootings in Rancho Tehama, northern California. Police shot dead the gunman, said to be in his 50s. Sheriff Phil Johnston said: “We do not know the motive. There was a neighbourhood dispute.”
He added there was a “domestic violence incident reported by neighbours before the shooting”. The gunman then stole a truck and drove to the school at 8am, where 100 children were arriving.
Parent Coy Ferreira, who was dropping his daughter off, said a secretary ran out and shouted for children to take cover. He said shots came through the classroom windows. A young boy was hit in the foot and chest. Some children were airlifted to hospital.
The murders came just a week after 26 people were shot and killed at a Texas church.