5 killed in shooting that ends at California elementary school, official says

Children shot an Northern California elementary school

Shooting near elementary school kills at least three; children among injured

Three people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California.

Authorities said the shooting occurred around 8 a.m.in Rancho Tehama, near Red Bluff, Calif., about 120 miles northwest of Sacramento.

Sheriff Johnston declined to release the name of the shooter but said the gunfire began with a domestic violence incident that neighbours reported.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told Action News Now that he was told the suspected shooter was killed by law enforcement officers.

The school was cleared and the students inside were taken to a safe location.

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"The insane thing is that the neighbour has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines", Mr Flint said. She also saw at least five ambulances responding to the area. Three other people were transported to a hospital in Redding, approximately 50 miles away. Another child was shot in a truck "that was driving down the road along with a female adult", Johnston said, though he did not identify them or specify their relationship to the gunman. Authorities recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns reportedly used by the shooter.

A reporter at Action News Now described anxious parents trying to get to their children at Rancho Tehama Elementary.

One child was shot and wounded at the school. Flint said the neighbor had been shooting "hundreds of rounds" from large magazines.

Area resident Brian Flint told local media that his roommate had been shot and killed by the gunman, a former convict in his 50s.

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