There has been a mass-shooting in rural northern California. At least five people are dead from the incident including the shooter. Authorities believe the mass-shooting was random in nature.
At least five people are dead from apparent random shootings today in rural Northern California. The shootings took place in seven locations, including an elementary school, police said. The dead included the shooter, who was killed by police. One student was shot at the Rancho Tehama School, an elementary school in Corning, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, police said. No deaths were reported at the school, according to Ann Bates, administrative assistant to the superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary School District.
Story of Coy Ferreira, whose daughter is a kindergarten student at the school.
"I was walking my child to the classroom because they blew the whistle for the first bell, and when that first whistle blew it sounded like a firecracker went off and we all stopped and were stunned. Then, like a minute later, there were three more shots fired," said Ferreira. Ferreira said he ran into a classroom with 14 students. He said the series of shots came through the classroom windows, hitting one student. Ferreira said a young boy was shot in the foot and the chest. When he spoke to us, he said the child was alert and talking. He said another student in an adjacent classroom was shot under the arm. That child was also conscious.
Ferreira said a little boy was shot. The child began crying.
"Within a minute we were all buckled in our classrooms and all of a sudden there were gunshots going for a good 20-25 minutes. My window was hit by a few shots and a student was injured in my classroom. He got nailed somehow, it happened all so fast," said Ferreira. Ferreira said of the child who was shot in his classroom, "He's a really strong kid. I didn't know he was shot for a good thirty minutes until I got up to walk to the office in the classroom and I saw he had bloody clothes. He started crying and I informed the teacher that he was shot."
Ferreira claims that there were two gunmen.
Ferreira said there were two gunmen. He saw one of them, a man in his 30's-40's dressed in green camo running away from the school after the shooting. Ferreira added he believes the gunman would have had to of shot from an elevated ramp in order to see the students who were hiding under their desks.