Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police.

At least 10 other people were wounded, including two children at an elementary school near the small town of Corning, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Sacramento, where the suspect was slain, according to police and local media.

“Deeply saddened to hear of the shooting in Northern California, the loss of life, including innocent children,” Vice President Mike Pence said on Twitter. “We commend the effort of courageous law enforcement. We’ll continue to monitor the situation & provide federal support, as we pray for comfort & healing for all impacted.”

Shots were fired at Rancho Tehama Elementary school where some people were injured there but no students or staff members died, Corning Union Elementary School District administrative assistant Jeanine Quist said.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said at a news conference that the shooter, who he did not name, had been armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.

The Sacramento Bee newspaper, citing multiple law enforcement officials, later identified the suspect as 43-year-old Kevin Janson Neal, a local resident who had been arrested in February in connection with a stabbing. (Reuters)

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<p>Investigators view a pickup truck involved in a deadly shooting rampage at the Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Investigators view a pickup truck involved in a deadly shooting rampage at the Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

<p>A California Highway Patrol vehicle lives the Rancho Tehama Elementary school, one of the locations attacked by a lone gunman Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

A California Highway Patrol vehicle lives the Rancho Tehama Elementary school, one of the locations attacked by a lone gunman Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

<p>Phil Johnston, the assistant sheriff for Tehama County, briefs reporters on the shootings near the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Law enforcement says that five people, including the shooter were killed, and several people including some children were injured and taken to area hospitals. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Phil Johnston, the assistant sheriff for Tehama County, briefs reporters on the shootings near the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Law enforcement says that five people, including the shooter were killed, and several people including some children were injured and taken to area hospitals. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

<p>Yellow tags mark where bullet casings found at one of the scenes of a shooting spree at Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Yellow tags mark where bullet casings found at one of the scenes of a shooting spree at Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

<p>Phil Johnston, the assistant sheriff for Tehama County, briefs reporters on the shootings near the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Authorities said, 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 the elementary school before police shot him dead. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Phil Johnston, the assistant sheriff for Tehama County, briefs reporters on the shootings near the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Authorities said, 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 the elementary school before police shot him dead. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

<p>Two women embrace outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Authorities said, 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 the elementary school before police shot him dead. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Two women embrace outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where a gunman opened fire Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Authorities said, 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 the elementary school before police shot him dead. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

<p>A California Highway patrol officer photographs a vehicle involved in a deadly shooting rampage at the Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

A California Highway patrol officer photographs a vehicle involved in a deadly shooting rampage at the Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

<p>Officials say at least three people were killed after a shooting occurred at multiple locations in Tehama County this morning. </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Officials say at least three people were killed after a shooting occurred at multiple locations in Tehama County this morning.

<p>Law enforcement officers are seen at an elementary school in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve, where a gunman opened fire Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. A gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in the rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing several people at several sites and wounding others at the elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Law enforcement officers are seen at an elementary school in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve, where a gunman opened fire Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. A gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in the rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing several people at several sites and wounding others at the elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

<p>Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt makes a brief statement concerning the shootings near the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Authorities said, 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 the elementary school before police shot him dead. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt makes a brief statement concerning the shootings near the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Authorities said, 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 the elementary school before police shot him dead. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

<p>Law enforcement officers are seen at an elementary school in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve, where a gunman opened fire Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. A gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in the rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing several people at several sites and wounding others at the elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Law enforcement officers are seen at an elementary school in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve, where a gunman opened fire Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. A gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in the rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing several people at several sites and wounding others at the elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

<p>Investigators view a pickup truck involved in a deadly shooting at the Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Investigators view a pickup truck involved in a deadly shooting at the Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017. (Photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

<p>A woman and a child sit by an elementary school where a gunman opened fire in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve in Corning, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in the rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing several people at several sites and wounding others at the elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

A woman and a child sit by an elementary school where a gunman opened fire in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve in Corning, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in the rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing several people at several sites and wounding others at the elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

<p>Traffic backs up outside Rancho Tehama, California, after multiple people were killed in a shooting on Nov. 14, 2017. (AP) </p>
Photo 2 from Rancho Tehama, CA shooting

Traffic backs up outside Rancho Tehama, California, after multiple people were killed in a shooting on Nov. 14, 2017. (AP)

<p>Phil Johnston, center, the assistant sheriff for Tehama County, briefs reporters on the shootings near the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Law enforcement says that five people, including the shooter were killed, and several people including some children were injured and taken to area hospitals. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) </p>
Gunman goes on shooting spree in Northern California

Phil Johnston, center, the assistant sheriff for Tehama County, briefs reporters on the shootings near the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Law enforcement says that five people, including the shooter were killed, and several people including some children were injured and taken to area hospitals. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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