A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing at least four people before he was slain by police. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police. At least 10 other people were wounded, including two children at an elementary school near the small town of Corning, about 100 miles north of Sacramento, where the suspect was slain, according to police and local media. "Deeply saddened to hear of the shooting in Northern California, the loss of life, including innocent children," Vice President Mike Pence said on Twitter. "We commend the effort of courageous law enforcement. We'll continue to monitor the situation & provide federal support, as we pray for comfort & healing for all impacted." Shots were fired at Rancho Tehama Elementary school and some people were injured there but no students or staff members died, Corning Union Elementary School District administrative assistant Jeanine Quist told Reuters. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said at a press conference that the shooter, who was not identified by law enforcement, was deceased by law enforcement bullets. Johnston did not give a motive for the shooting rampage. The local Redding Record Searchlight newspaper reported that it began when the gunman opened fire at a home and some six other locations shortly after 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. ET). Brian Flint, who is the neighbor of the alleged shooter, said the suspected gunman was shooting a lot of bullets lately and he made it aware that his neighbor was 'crazy' and threatening him.