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5 dead in California shootings, including gunman

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Authorities say a series of shootings in rural Northern California left five people dead, including the shooter, and that children were among the wounded.
    
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says the shooter was "randomly picking targets." He says there were seven shooting scenes in and around Rancho Tehama and that there may be more victims.
    
Investigators have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
    
Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, says no one was killed at the school but a "number" of students were shot and wounded.

At least 10 children and adults have been hospitalized.

Enloe Medical Center says in a statement that five people were treated there and that three have been released. Spokeswoman Nicole Johansson says 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 were taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff.

The hospitals haven't released the extent of the injuries.

A man says his roommate is among the victims in Northern California and that his neighbor was the gunman.
    
Brian Flint tells the Record Searchlight newspaper in the city of Redding on Tuesday that his neighbor, whom he knows only as Kevin, also stole his truck.
    
He says he and his roommate told authorities that their neighbor was acting "crazy" and threatening them.
    
Flint says he had been shooting "hundreds of rounds" from large magazines.

A witness to the shootings says the gunman shot at a truck in front of him as he was dropping off his three kids at school.

Salvador Tello said Tuesday that he also saw a dead woman lying on a street about a quarter-mile from Rancho Tehama School. He says the woman's husband was beside her and had been shot in the leg.

Tello says he was about three blocks from the school when bullets tore into the truck. He made his kids get down and slammed his vehicle into reverse.

Tello says the gun must have been large because the bullets made "big holes" in the truck carrying several men.

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