5 dead in California shootings; 2 children wounded

by: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:

TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - At least seven children and adults have been hospitalized after a series of shootings in rural Northern California that left five people dead, including the gunman. 

Two children were among the wounded. 

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says the shooter was “randomly picking targets.” He says there were seven shooting scenes and that there may be more victims.

Johnston says one child was shot at a school Tuesday and another was shot while riding in a pickup truck with a woman who was also wounded.

Investigators have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns. Scroll down to read a real-time log of events. 


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