Three dead and children injured in California school shooting

Three dead and children injured in California school shooting

Police have declined to identify the shooter until his relatives are notified of his death, but confirmed the same man was charged with the January assault.

An officer told ABC News the shooter, who wielded two handguns and a semi-automatic rifle, appeared to randomly pick his targets.

According to, the gunman responsible for the shooting fired shots at several locations north of Sacramento, including an elementary school.

A school employee ran out and yelled for the children to get inside the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school, Ferreira said.

Around 100 law enforcement personnel are now present at five crime scenes in the area.

"I know that we have airlifted a number of students", an official said, referring to "airlifting" a number of victims to the hospitals.

The school has been cleared and children were moved to a safe location.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said one student was wounded at the school and another child was shot while driving with a woman, who also was wounded. Another was struck by a bullet, while in a vehicle with a woman, according to Johnston.

Tehama County officials are responding to a reported shooting near a school in Rancho Tehama, near Corning.

Flint said his truck was stolen and his roommate was shot and killed by the alleged shooter whom he described as "Kevin", a known felon in his 50s.

"They went on an immediate lockdown", the sheriff said during a press conference. He said the neighbour "has been shooting lots of bullets lately - hundreds of rounds". "This guy has been insane, and he's been threatening us and everything. I just feel like there maybe should have been more effort put into stopping things like this".

About 100 students attend the school where the shooting took place, according to a school official.