At least four people were fatally wounded during a series of shootings in rural Northern California Tuesday morning, police said. The shootings took place at Rancho Tehama School in Corning and six other locations. The suspected shooter was later killed by police, ABC News reported.
In a quick comment to reporters, Tehama County Sheriff Phil Johnston said that authorities had been "spread thin" due to the nature of the shootings. "We have about 100 law enforcement personnel in Rancho Tehama right now with multiple scenes," Johnston said. Additional assistance from the FBI and the DOJ has been requested.
The first report of shots fired near came in at 7:52 a.m. local time. The initial report was followed by multiple calls about different shooting sites, including the elementary school. Johnston told reporters that "it was clear early on" that the suspect was selecting targets "randomly." According to KRCR-TV, authorities recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns from the site where the suspect was shot and killed by police. Police have also received multiple reports about an alleged domestic violence incident involving the suspect.
Though no one was killed at the school, at least one student was injured and transported to a nearby hospital. Multiple injuries have also been reported at the other shooting sites, though additional details had not been released at the time of this writing.