5 dead in California shootings, including gunman

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RED BLUFF, Calif. (WHSV, AP) — The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local):

Photo: Tiffany and Brian Rodgers, courtesy KRCR

11:50 a.m.

Authorities say a series of shootings in rural Northern California left five people dead, including the shooter, and that two children were among the wounded.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says one child was shot at a school Tuesday and another was shot while riding in a pickup truck with a woman who was also wounded.

Johnston says the shooter was "randomly picking targets." He says there were seven shooting scenes and that there may be more victims.

Investigators have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.

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11:35 a.m.

At least seven children and adults have been hospitalized after a series of shootings in rural Northern California that left at least three others dead.

Enloe Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole Johansson said the hospital is treating four people Tuesday, including three minors.

She said one patient was flown by helicopter to the hospital in Chico, about 50 miles southeast of the shootings. Johansson provided no other information.

Separately, three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 50 miles north of the shootings.

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A series of shootings at multiple locations in rural Northern California left three people dead and several others wounded Tuesday, including students at an elementary school, authorities said.

According to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a report of shots fired at around 8 a.m. at Rancho Tehama Elementary School.

A deputy said the shooting began at a home and ended up near the school.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston tells a TV station in the city of Chico that officers are investigating at least five crime scenes in and around the school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacramento.

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, says no one was killed at the school but a "number" of students were shot and wounded, requiring them to be airlifted from the scene.

The suspected shooter was shot and killed by law enforcement, officials confirmed to local media, but it was not clear if authorities counted it among the three deaths.

"It was right about 8 a.m. we had multiple shots fired in Rancho Tehama," Johnston said. "That evolved to multiple victims and multiple shots at the school, at the elementary school. I am told at this point the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets, that's what I'm told."

Students were evacuated to a recreation hall nearby, where parents could come pick them up.

A witness named Tiffany, who operates Coffee Addiction Coffee Shop near the school, told KRCR News Channel 7 she heard 90-100 shots fired.

She reported seeing a Honda drive by with the windows shot out. She also saw at least five ambulances responding to the area.

Three people have been confirmed dead and others have been transported to the hospital.

Three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 50 miles north of the shootings, Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Marcy Miracle said. She declined to provide other details about the victims or their injuries.