Gun­man picks ran­dom tar­gets, killing 4, then is shot dead

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NATION+WORLD -

A gun­man choos­ing tar­gets at ran­dom opened fire in a ru­ral North­ern Cal­i­for­nia town Tues­day, killing four peo­ple at sev­eral sites and wound­ing oth­ers at an el­e­men­tary school be­fore po­lice shot him dead, au­thor­i­ties said.

The gun­fire be­gan around 8 a.m. in the com­mu­nity of Ran­cho Te­hama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacra­mento.

Po­lice of­fered no im­me­di­ate word on the as­sailant’s mo­tive, but a sher­iff’s of­fi­cial said the shooter’s neigh­bors had re­ported a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent.

“It was very clear at the on­set that we had an in­di­vid­ual that was ran­domly pick­ing tar­gets,” Te­hama County As­sis­tant Sher­iff Phil John­ston said.

Wit­nesses re­ported hear­ing gun­shots and chil­dren scream­ing at an el­e­men­tary school. Sev­eral peo­ple were wounded at the school, said Jea­nine Quist, Corn­ing Union El­e­men­tary School District of­fi­cial.

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