Four die in pri­mary school gun ram­page

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES -

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.

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