Students Shot and Injured Near Elementary School in Northern California

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Nov 14, 2017 2:26 PM
Students Shot and Injured Near Elementary School in Northern California

UPDATE (4:14 p.m.): The Tehama County Sheriff's office briefed reporters Tuesday, noting that the shooter picked his victims "randomly." They've recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns they believed he used in the attack. He was "not licensed to carry." Ten people are still being treated for injuries in local hospitals.

UPDATE (2:48 p.m.): New reports indicate that five people, including the shooter, have been killed in the attack. Two of the deceased are children.

***Original Post***

Three people are dead and multiple children are injured after a shooter opened fire in different locations in northern California, including one incident near Rancho Tehama Elementary School. Parents and administrators explained the chaos to local reporters, which occurred just as the school day was starting. The shooter was killed by police.

Coy Ferreira told KRCR he was dropping off his daughter at the school just before 8 a.m. when he heard a firecracker-like sound. The school’s secretary then ran out and told children to go inside because there was an active shooter. Ferreira added he ended up in a classroom with 14 students and witnessed a boy being struck by bullets.

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school but a "number" of students were shot and wounded.

Police are investigating five different crime scenes.