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Multiple people are dead after a shooting at a California elementary school

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Updated November 14, 2017 02:15 PM EST

Three people are dead and several others -- including elementary school students -- were wounded Tuesday after a series of shootings at multiple locations in Northern California.

Authorities killed the shooter. It was not clear if the shooter was counted among the three deaths.

Authorities are investigating at least five crime scenes in and around an elementary school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said.

“It was right about 8 a.m. we had multiple shots fired in Rancho Tehama,” Johnston said. “That evolved to multiple victims and multiple shots at the school, at the elementary school. I am told at this point the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets, that’s what I’m told.”

No children were killed at the school but a "number" of students were wounded, according to Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Updated November 14, 2017 01:53 PM EST

Three people are dead after a Tuesday morning shooting at Rancho Tehama School in Northern California, KCRA-TV and The Associated Press report.

Assistant Sheriff for Tehama County Phil Johnston told KCRA shots were fired around 8 a.m.

The AP reported that the shooter was killed after also wounding some students at the school.

Witnesses tell a chilling account of two gunmen who opened fire at Rancho Tehama Elementary School near Corning, California, Tuesday morning, our affiliate KRCR reported.

Coy Ferreira, whose daughter is a kindergarten student, was dropping his daughter off for class just before 8 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a firecracker. A school secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to get in the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school.

Ferreira said he ran into a classroom with 14 students. He said the series of shots came through the classroom windows, hitting one student. Ferreria said a young boy was shot in the foot and the chest. He said the child was alert and talking. He said another student in an adjacent classroom was shot under the arm. That child was also conscious.

Ferreira said there were two gunmen. He saw one of them, a man in his 30's-40's dressed in green cammo running away from the school after the shooting.

Officials are telling residents in the Rancho Tehama area to stay inside their homes until they are able to secure the situation.

Students at Rancho Tehama Elementary were evacuated to the Rancho Tehama Recreation Hall. Parents can pick up their children there.

A witness named Tiffany, who operates Coffee Addiction Coffee Shop near the school, told KRCR News Channel 7 she heard 90-100 shots fired..

She reported seeing a Honda drive by with the windows shot out. She also saw at least five ambulances responding to the area.

Tiffany's husband, Brian Rodgers, said another witness reported seeing a white pickup drive through the school gate and start shooting.

Authorities have not confirmed the number of victims.

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Rancho Tehama is a community of about 3,500 northwest of Corning.

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