Three people are dead following a shooting near a school in rural Northern California, say authorities.
A six-year-old child is among the wounded following the incident by an elementary school in Rancho Tehama.
Emergency services have been called to five separate shooting scenes since 8am local time. Children were airlifted to hospital.
Three people are being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds.
The shooter has been killed by police.
A spokesperson for the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said: ‘We had multiple shots fired. That evolved to multiple victims and multiple victims at the elementary school. I am told the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets.
‘I know there are at least three deaths.’
He added that there are around 100 officers spread over multiple scenes in the area. The shootings are believed to have taken place at a number of locations.
Brian Flint says a 50-year-old known felon named Kevin stole his truck before killing his roommate.
He told Action News Now: ‘The crazy thing is is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines. This guy is crazy and he’s been threatening us.’
He added his roommate is ‘dead’. ‘He didn’t make it. For his family and everything, I feel bad, and we’ll be there for them.’
Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school but a ‘number’ of students were shot and wounded.