The mass shooting from Tuesday morning in the community of Rancho Tehama resulted in the deaths of five people and multiple others severely injured
Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston from Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported that the shooting took the lives of five people and injured ten more.
When addressing the media, Johnston said that “It’s a very sad day for us here in Tehama County.”
Moreover, he added that none of the five people who lost their lives were children, but one of them was the shooter, who was further identified as Kevin Janson Neal. Currently, there is no further information released on the other four people who died in the attack.
Johnston also said that from the ten patients who were injured, two are children and are treated at Northstate hospitals. On the other hand, their condition is not known at this time. In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Johnston said that a few members of Neal’s family are currently missing and continued by saying that the authorities have been unable to locate them so far.
There are currently several agencies on the ground in Rancho Tehama, actively investigating seven different crime scenes due to the fact that the shooting spread across many locations, reaching even the Rancho Tehama Elementary School.
Apparently, the shooter entered the school grounds on foot and had a semi-automatic gun with a multi-round clip, wearing a vest with clips on it. It seems that Neal discovered that he wouldn’t be able to get inside the school, which made him took his “killing spree” to the streets of Rancho Tehama.
“This guy was on a killing rampage,” said Johnston.