Authorities say gunman picked random targets in California shooting
2017-11-15 09:41:00

A gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in a rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people at several sites and wounding others at an elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said.

A witness says he and his roommates had sounded the alarm on the shooter to police several times. His roommate is now among the dead.

At this time, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says the motive is not yet known and that the victims of the shooting appeared to be "random selections.”

At least 10 children and adults have been hospitalized after a series of shootings that left five dead in rural Northern California, including the gunman.

Enloe Medical Center said in a statement that five people were being treated there and that three others had been released. Spokeswoman Nicole Johansson said three of the patients were minors.

Separately, three people were being treated at a hospital in Redding, about 50 miles north of the shootings.

The Record Searchlight reported two more victims had been taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff.

The extent of the injuries were not released.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram