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5 individuals have been killed — together with the shooter — in a mass capturing about 15 miles southwest of Purple Bluff that additionally hospitalized at the least 10 individuals, together with youngsters.
Tehama County Undersheriff Phil Johnston stated the sufferer toll might rise. He confirmed two youngsters have been additionally shot and wounded, and the shootings occurred at seven or extra totally different spots.
“It is a very unhappy day for us in Tehama County,” stated a deputy, who was visibly shaken.
Ten capturing victims have been taken to varied hospitals across the North State.
It was not instantly clear whether or not extra victims had been hospitalized.
It began shortly after eight a.m. when a lone shooter opened hearth at a number of places with a rifle and two handguns, a deputy on the scene stated.
There have been no less than one hundred regulation enforcement officers on the scene, the deputy stated. The FBI additionally “is sending some groups as much as help on the request of Tehama County authorities,” stated Jason Wandel, chief division counsel on the FBI’s Sacramento area workplace.
“A number of photographs have been fired in Rancho Tehama. That advanced into a number of victims and a number of photographs on the faculty,” stated the deputy. “I’m advised the suspected shooter is deceased from regulation enforcement bullets.”
Youngsters among the many gunshot victims
The deputy stated he had no info on victims on the faculty, however that deputies had escorted a busload of youngsters from the varsity to the Rancho Tehama Affiliation.
Rosie DeOliveira, administrative assistant on the affiliation, stated that deputies have instructed the group to “shelter in place,” keep indoors and keep low.
“Our doorways are locked,” she stated.
An official on the Corning Elementary Faculty District confirmed the elementary faculty in Rancho Tehama is on lockdown. The close by Rancho Tehama Airport can also be on lockdown.
Nobody answered the telephone on the elementary faculty, and an official talking for Wealthy DuVarney, Tehama County superintendent of faculties, stated he was looking for out what was occurring.
It is not the primary time the varsity had a gun scare.
In December 2015, a then-forty three-yr-previous lady was arrested after a faculty worker referred to as regulation enforcement as a result of she allegedly was strolling round with a sawed-off shotgun. The lady additionally was arrested, partially, as a result of deputies stated they discovered a stolen pickup in her yard.
A helicopter medical crew reported they have been transporting a 6-yr-previous sufferer to Mercy Medical Middle in Redding. The kid had two…