Authorities say a series of shootings in rural Northern California left five people dead, including the shooter, and that two children were among the wounded.
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says one child was shot at a school Tuesday and another was shot while riding in a pickup truck with a woman who was also wounded.
Johnston says the shooter was “randomly picking targets.” He says there were seven shooting scenes and that there may be more victims.
Investigators have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
At least seven children and adults have been hospitalized.
Enloe Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole Johansson said the hospital is treating four people, including three minors.
She said one patient was flown by helicopter to the hospital in Chico, about 50 miles southeast of the shootings. Johansson provided no other information.
Separately, three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 50 miles north of the shootings.
California Gov. Jerry Brown says he and his wife, Anne, are saddened by the shooting in a rural northern part of the state that “shockingly involved schoolchildren.”
Brown offered their condolences to the families who lost loved ones and said they are united with all Californians in grief.