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Officials responding to reported shooting near elementary school in Rancho Tehama

15 November 2017

Authorities recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns reportedly used by the shooter.

According to FoxNews.com, the gunman responsible for the shooting fired shots at several locations north of Sacramento, including an elementary school.

At least two children are among the wounded - a student at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Tehama County was shot, and another child was shot in a truck along the road, according to county Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston.

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Officials in Tehama County say they're investigating at least seven crime scenes, one of which is an elementary school. Other students were moved to a safe location, he said.

An exact number of injured victims isn't known at this time, but police in California have confirmed that a number of students have been transported to hospital. Another was struck by a bullet, while in a vehicle with a woman, according to Johnston.

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

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Authorities have said they don't know of any connection between the school and the shooter.

Flint described living next to the gunman as "hell".

He said the gunman was a neighbor and had "been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines". "This guy has been insane, and he's been threatening us and everything".

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Flint learned of the shooting via a phone call early Tuesday. "I just feel like there maybe should have been more effort put into stopping things like this". "A number of students" were taken on a medevac from the area, Johnston said, and the school has been cleared.

Officials responding to reported shooting near elementary school in Rancho Tehama