Suspect was 'randomly picking targets' in California shooting spree, police say

Randolph Lopez
November 15, 2017

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told a TV station that the authorities are investigating at least five crime scenes at a school around 130 miles away from Sacramento.

An officer told ABC News the shooter, who wielded two handguns and a semi-automatic rifle, appeared to randomly pick his targets. Johnston said the school had been cleared by 10 a.m. but he did not have any information about the victims there.

All other student were transported to a safe location following the shooting.

"We made it aware that this guy is insane and he's been threatening us", he said.

Wounded students were medevaced to nearby hospitals.

One student was wounded at the school and another child was shot while driving with a woman, who also was wounded, Johnston said.

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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.

It said initial reports indicated the shooter had barricaded himself inside a building before being shot by police. A man says his roommate is among the victims in Northern California and that his neighbor was the gunman. "I don't believe it because I wake up, take my kids, feed them cereal and put them in the truck and says 'Let's go to school like a normal day'".

The FBI has confirmed it will assist in the investigation.

In a statement, California Gov.

"Grateful to the officers and first responders on the scene", she tweeted.

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