Undersheriff Phil Johnston of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office gives an update to the media about the Rancho Tehama shooting on Nov. 14, 2017.
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — An apparent felon who had been shooting hundreds of rounds of bullets in recent days in a small community in Northern California began firing at random Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding 10 others.
The gunman shot randomly at people and property in seven locations, said Undersheriff Phil Johnston of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly before 8 a.m. PT, the shooter stole a pickup truck, went on a shooting rampage, crashed the truck, stole a second vehicle and continued shooting until deputies found him dead inside a car.
The sheriff’s office has not released the shooter’s name nor his motive. The man was involved in a domestic violence incident Monday.
Two children are among the wounded.
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One of the children was shot at Rancho Tehama Elementary School and taken to a hospital, and a second child was in a car with his mother. The wound of the child in the car was not serious, but his mother’s injuries are life threatening, Johnston said.
Deputies escorted a busload of students from the school, which houses about 100 kindergarteners to fifth-graders, to a safer location, the Rancho Tehama Association community building less than a mile away. No…