At least three people were killed, including a suspected shooter and multiple elementary students were injured after shootings reported at several scenes including Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Northern California, Tehama County Sherrif's office said. The shooter then moved to an elementary school.
"I am told at this point the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets, that's what I'm told".
The six-year-old child reportedly had two gunshot wounds and another child was reportedly shot in the leg. "It was very clear at the onset that we had an individual that was randomly picking targets", Johnston said.
According to the CBS affiliate KHSL-TV, the shooting took place in the community of Rancho Tehama, about 15 miles southwest of Red Bluff, around 8:00 a.m.
Police say that resulted in multiple victims and at least three deaths.
The gunfire stretched across at least seven different shooting locations, Johnston said. "I know that we have children that were attending school in a safe location at this time".
Brian Flint told the Record Searchlight newspaper in the city of Redding that his neighbor, whom he knows only as Kevin, was the gunman and that his roommate was among the victims. Jerry Brown said in a statement. "We offer our condolences to the families who lost loved ones and unite with all Californians in grief".
After the shooting, Johnston said police recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns believed to be used by the shooter. The California Highway Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation also were assisting.