Gunman picking random targets kills 4 in Northern California


At least five people were killed on Tuesday in a shooting spree in a rural area of Northern California that began at a home and ended at an elementary school, local media has reported.

"I know that we have (airlifted) a number of students", Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the station.

One child was shot and wounded at the school. VIDEO: Officials report several dead after shooting in Tehama CountyFlint said he and his roommate told authorities that their neighbor was acting "crazy" and threatening them.

The Corning Union Elementary School District said part of the shooting spree occurred at Rancho Tehama Elementary School.

At least one student was shot at the elementary school, and another child was shot in a truck along with an adult female, Johnston said.

He said the shooter also stole his truck.

The shooter was shot and cleared by police. About 100 students attend the school, which has kindergarten through fifth grades.

He said there were seven shooting scenes and that there may be more victims.

The Associated Press says the shooter has been killed by law enforcement.

Quist said about 10:30 a.m. local time that parents were able to get to the school to see their children.

After the shooting, Johnston said police recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns believed to be used by the shooter. Jerry Brown said in a statement.

Jason Wandel, chief division counsel at the FBI's Sacramento field office, told AFP that agents had been sent to help with the investigation but wouldn't confirm any details regarding the incident.