Three dead in California school shooting
- Author: Joey Payne Nov 15, 2017,
Nov 15, 2017, 0:53
Sheriff Johnston said that a number of students have been airlifted out and that the uninjured students are now safe.
At least seven children and adults have been hospitalized.
The shooting, which took place on Tuesday, has so far seen at least two young students wounded.
Around 100 law enforcement personnel are now present at five crime scenes in the area.
The Tehama County Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times there were at least five separate crime scenes and the department was now trying to assess the number of casualties.
"We are aware that there was a domestic violence incident as reported by neighbors involving the suspected shooter", Johnston said.
Several shots were fired at 8 a.m. local time at the Rancho Tehama School in Corning, located in rural Tehama County, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the San Francisco Chronicle. "That evolved to multiple victims and multiple shots at the school, at the elementary school".
At least one student was wounded at the school.
Katrina Gierman, who lives on Rancho Tehama near the elementary school, said she went outside and heard gunshots.
An employee with the Corning Unified School District told KCRA there were reports of an active shooter at the school, and there were confirmed injuries. The school remains on lockdown.
Posts on social media showed Rancho Tehama Road being closed off with yellow crime tape, and students' parents stuck behind the road block.
A representative for the Tehama County Sheriff's Office could not immediately be reached for comment. He said the shooter also stole his truck.
The roommates lived close to the gunman, and he said that the gunman was firing off rounds.