Killer Goes on Shooting Spree in Rural Northern California, Killing 4

Children shot an Northern California elementary school

Children shot an Northern California elementary school

"The quick action of those school officials, there's no doubt in my mind, based on the video I saw, saved countless lives and children", he said in a late afternoon news conference. Ten people have been hospitalized, authorities say. Enloe Hospital received four, according to hospital officials. One target was an elementary school, where two children were wounded.

Authorities were contacted about 8 a.m. regarding "multiple shots fired" in Rancho Tehama, a small area about 135 miles north of Sacramento, according to Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff in Tehama County.

It was "very clear" early on that "we had a subject that was randomly picking targets", he said. He declined to release the name of the shooter but said the gunfire began with a domestic violence incident that neighbors reported.

Johnston said officials did not have an accurate count of the total number of people injured in the shooting that unfolded across at least seven locations. A man in the area said his roommate was among the victims in Northern California and that his neighbor was the gunman. The suspected shooter, who was not immediately identified, was killed by officers.

Johnston later said authorities had recovered a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns believed to be used by the shooter.

"The insane thing is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines", the unnamed witness told KCRA. The incident was over after about 45 minutes.

In a statement, California Gov.

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