Thee dead in shooting at school - students airlifted


POLICE say at least three people have died after a gunman opened fire at a home and a primary school in California.

"At this point the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets", Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters. "We have at least 5 scenes right now", the deputy said.

Children and a 30-year-old man are among the gunshot victims, the Redding Record Searchlight reports. However, the school is reportedly not the only scene where shots were fired.

The incident reportedly began to unfold at around 8.15am local time.

It's not clear if the shooter is included among the dead Tuesday.

The school is in the Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacramento.

Sheriff Johnston said that a number of students have been airlifted out and that the uninjured students are now safe. Rancho Tehama is southwest of Red Bluff.

The shooting in Tehama County moved from one location to near a school, the reports say.

"Our doors are locked", she said.