Four killed in northern California shooting rampage

From BBC - November 14, 2017

Four people are dead after a gunman opened fire in northern California at several locations, including an elementary school, police have said.

The shooting broke out at a home in the rural community of Rancho Tehama, about 120 miles (195km) from Sacramento, on Tuesday morning.

Police say the gunman was shot and killed by law enforcement after four others were killed in the rampage.

Officials believe the shootings started as a "domestic violence" incident.

The shooting began at a home in Tehama County and later moved to the exterior Rancho Tehama Elementary school, according to police.

The gunman appeared to be "randomly picking targets", Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

Mr Johnston said "a number" of students had been medically evacuated from the school in Rancho Tehama, a subdivision community of about 1,500 people.

"We have about 100 law enforcement personnel in Rancho Tehama right now, with multiple, multiple scenes," Mr Johnston told the newspaper.


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