A shooting reported Tuesday morning at a home near a California elementary school and later at the school left at least three people dead and two children injured, according to multiple reports.
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Sheriff’s deputies told KCRA that at least three people were killed in a shooting at a home in Rancho Tehama. Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the news station that the shooting moved to Rancho Tehama School, although he was not able to immediately say how many people were injured or what led to the attack.
The suspected attacker, who was not immediately identified, was shot and killed by authorities, Johnston told KCRA.
The Record Searchlight reported that at least three people were injured, including two children, after a shooting was reported around 8:15 a.m. local time.
The school was placed on lockdown, Corning Elementary School District officials told the newspaper. Students were taken away from the scene and to a safe location, the Record Searchlight reported.
Coy Ferreira, whose daughter attends Rancho Tehama School, told KRCR that he ran into a classroom with 14 students after he heard what sounded like a firecracker while dropping off his daughter. He said a secretary ran out of the school to warn people to get inside.
He said at least two students were hit by bullets, but both were conscious after they were wounded, KRCR reported.
Check back for updates on this developing story.