Five people killed, 10 hospitalized in Tehama shooting

“Five people have been killed, including the shooter, in a mass shooting in a community about 15 miles southwest of Red Bluff,” the Redding Record-Searchlight is reporting.

“Undersheriff Phil Johnston with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said the victim toll may rise. He confirmed two children were also shot and wounded, and the shootings happened at seven or more different spots.

“It all started shortly after 8 a.m. when a lone shooter opened fire at several locations with a rifle and two handguns, according to a Tehama County sheriff’s deputy at the scene.

“‘It’s a very sad day for us in Tehama County,’ said the unnamed deputy, who was visibly shaken by events.

“There were at least 100 law enforcement officers at the scene, the deputy said. The FBI also ‘is sending some teams up to assist at the request of Tehama County authorities,’ said Jason Wandel, chief division counsel at the FBI’s Sacramento field office.

“‘Multiple shots were fired in Rancho Tehama. That evolved into multiple victims and multiple shots at the school,’ said the deputy. ‘I am told the suspected shooter is deceased from law enforcement bullets.’

“Ten shooting victims were taken to various hospitals around the North State. Three were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding; two were taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and five were taken to Enloe Medical Center in Chico.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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