In an interview with local news, Tehema County Undersheriff Phil Johnston revealed that the shooter who attacked the local elementary school was equipped with a rifle and two handguns. The shooter’s neighbor, Brian Flint, said the killer was a “known felon” in his 50’s named Kevin. The shooter killed Mr. Flint’s roommate, and stole his truck to begin his rampage.
BREAKING: At least 3 dead in shooting in Tehama Co. it started at a home and moved to the school. Shooter shot and killed by police. pic.twitter.com/xIKvyIxq4y
— Sara Stinson (@SaraStinsonNews) November 14, 2017
According to cbslocal.com,
Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, says no one was killed at the school but a “number” of students were shot and wounded.
Johnston said the school had been cleared by 10 a.m. but he did not have any information about the victims there.
More than 100 law enforcement officers were on scene.
Three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 50 miles north of the shootings, Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Marcy Miracle said. She declined to provide other details about the victims or their injuries.
As is usually the case in these situations, “facts” are scarce and there’s a lot of speculation being passed on a “news.” It isn’t yet clear if the number of dead includes the shooter or not.
And right on cue . . .
I sure wish we were as good at thoughts and prayers as other developed nations.
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— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 14, 2017
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.