4 killed in California school shooting

Five people are dead, including the attacker, and 10 wounded after a string of shootings Tuesday morning in at least seven locations in remote Tehama County, about 125 northwest of Sacramento, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said.
The gunman, who has not been publicly identified, tried to enter Rancho Tehama Elementary School, which was on lockdown, Johnston said.
“The incident could have been so much worse,” Johnston said, crediting the school staff for quickly securing the building.
The gunman had a tactical vest with extra magazines for his guns, Johnston said. The incident at the school lasted about six minutes, said Johnston, who viewed surveillance video of the shooting.
Police killed the gunman after a shooting spree that appears to have begun with a dispute with a neighbor and ended in a roadside gunfight with police, Johnston said.
The wounded victims included a mother who was driving her children to school when the unidentified attacker opened fire on them “without provocation or warning,” the assistant sheriff said.
The woman was being treated for life-threatening injuries. A child who was in the vehicle was not seriously wounded, according to Johnston.
Hours into an investigation that involves the FBI, the ATF and California Highway Patrol, the motive for the shootings remains unclear.
“We have no known motive,” Johnston said. “We know of no real connection to any of the victims. Most of the victims in this case appear to be random selections.”

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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