Killer Goes on Shooting Spree in Rural Northern California, Killing 4

Children shot an Northern California elementary school

Enloe Hospital has received four patients: three students and one adult, all in unknown conditions, a hospital official said.

She reported seeing a Honda drive by with the windows shot out.

A school employee ran out and yelled for the children to get inside the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school, Ferreira said.

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school but a "number" of students were shot and wounded.

Three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 100km north of the shootings. The assailant, yet to be identified by police, opened fire in several locations, including an Elementary School. Officials said they are actively searching for the shooter.

The first calls about the shooting came in shortly before 8 a.m. local time on Tuesday, Johnston told reporters. Authorities recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns reportedly used by the shooter.

He said that two officers shot at the suspect upon encountering him, and have since been removed from the scene.

Rancho Tehama Elementary is a small school, serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. There are just four teachers on staff; each teaches at least two grades, according to the school newsletter. California Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement in the wake of the shooting: "Anne and I are saddened to hear about today's violence in Tehama County, which shockingly involved schoolchildren".

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