The Latest: Parent saw boy shot in California classroom

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RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

A parent says he was in a Northern California classroom when bullets smashed through the window and hit a student.

Coy Ferreira tells KRCR-TV that he was dropping off his daughter for kindergarten at the school in Rancho Tehama Reserve on Tuesday morning when gunfire erupted and a secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to race inside.

Ferreira says he wound up in a classroom where 14 students cowered under desks while shots rang out for what seemed nearly a half-hour.

He says some bullets hit the windows and a boy was shot in the chest and foot. His family tells KRCR-TV that he's in critical condition.

Authorities say the school was one of several targets of the gunman, who killed four people and injured at least 10 before authorities killed him.

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6 p.m.

Authorities say a gunman tried to get into rooms at a California elementary school with the intent of shooting children but that workers initiated a lockdown that saved lives.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says school officials heard shots being fired and immediately locked down Rancho Tehama School in a tiny, rural town Tuesday.

He says it was "monumental" that school workers took the action they did and there is no doubt in his mind they saved the lives of countless children.

Authorities say the gunman, who hasn't been identified, killed four people and wounded at least 10 others, including a child after he opened fire at the school.

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4:35 p.m.

Authorities say one of four victims killed by a gunman on a shooting rampage was a neighbor he was accused of assaulting in January.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says the neighbor had a restraining order against the gunman. He says the neighbor was a woman but gave no other details.

Authorities say the gunman, who hasn't been identified, killed four people Tuesday and wounded at least 10 others, including a child at Rancho Tehama School.

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4 p.m.

At least a dozen evidence technicians wearing white coveralls and yellow boots are working at an elementary school in Northern California that was attacked by a gunman on a shooting rampage.

Authorities say the gunman, who has not been identified, killed four people Tuesday and wounded at least 10 others, including a child at Rancho Tehama School.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says the gunman opened fire onto the school and at six other spots throughout the rural community "without provocation" before two officers fatally shot him.

The school, hidden behind by pine trees, was blocked off with yellow crime-scene tape as FBI agents helped process the scene.

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1:50 p.m.

The assistant sheriff in Northern California says a gunman opened fire "without provocation" in a rural town, killing four people and wounding 10, before police fatally shot him.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says investigators are trying to determine a motive in the shootings Tuesday in the small community of Tehama Ranch Reserve.

Johnston says the gunman shot a person, stole a pickup truck and went on a shooting rampage. He says after crashing the truck, the suspect hijacked a second vehicle and kept shooting people at random, including children.

There were seven shooting scenes in all. Johnston says police have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.

Johnston says the gunman was involved in a domestic violence incident Monday.

Read earlier updates here.



 
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