California, Nov 15: Five people were killed and several other got injured, including two children, when a shooter opened fire at multiple locations in Tehama counting, California, the United States. Agencies said that the shooter was killed. Authorities said that the shooting began as a domestic violence incident without elaborating further.
The gunman’s identity has not been revealed as yet. 10 victims are being treated for injuries in shootings at seven crime scenes including an elementary school. The man fired at random and police are trying to find out the real reason for the crime.
The shooting began at 8 am Tuesday morning in Rancho Tehama. A local was quoted by Los Angeles Times: “Gunfire like crazy. One bang after another.” He said that the gunfire appeared to be coming from different firearms.
Tehama Country’s assistant sheriff, Phil Johnson said that by the time police arrived, the gunman was gone. He had stolen an unoccupied truck and went on a shooting rampage throughout the area. There were seven crime scenes including an elementary school. He also carjacked a sedan later.
The shooter reportedly shot at random houses, cars and a mother taking her son to school.
“She was transporting her children to school, driving down the road, passed by the [gunman’s] vehicle and he opened fire on them without provocation or warning,” Johnston told LA Times.
The boy would survive, but her mother sustained life-threatening injuries. Most of the victims are random selections and have no connection with the attacker.
The United States has been a victim of senseless mass shootings in the recent pass. 59 people were murdered by a retired accountant as he opened fired from his hotel window at a concert in Las Vegas. Recently, a man went on a shooting rampage at a church in Texas, killing 26 people.