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Body of Red Bluff, Tehama County shooter's wife in found in home

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Series of California shootings kill 5, wound child at school

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4 killed, children wounded, suspect dead in Tehama County shooting

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Gunman kills at least 4, wounds 10, in Northern California

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5 dead, including shooter, after shootings in Northern California

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5 dead, including shooter, after shootings in Northern California


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Gunman kills at least 4, is killed, in Northern California

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3 killed in school shootings at multiple sites in Northern California

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California shooter was frequent subject of police calls
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed among the gunman and his neighbors on a dirt road in a tiny rural community in Northern California. Tehama County sheriff's deputies received 21 calls in the past year from Kevin Neal and other residents of three ramshackle homes on Bobcat Lane, according to documents released Tuesday to The Associated Press in response to a public records request   Read More ...
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Northern California shooter exploited 'honor system' in telling court he had no guns
When Kevin Janson Neal told a judge in February that he’d turned over his only firearm, authorities relied on the “honor system,” as they often do, in taking him at his word, a Tehama County sheriff’s official said. In the statement he made in a Feb. 22 court filing in response to a civil harassment restraining order against him, Neal said that he had turned in a single pistol to a Red Bluff gun business and that he had no other guns, records show   Read More ...
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Neighbor: Northern California gunman targeted victim, son
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A neighbor's account indicates that a Northern California shooter who killed five people this week may have targeted an elementary school as part of his long-running feud with neighbors. Shooter Kevin Neal threatened out loud that he was going to kill Danny Elliott and then go to the elementary school to kill Elliott's 7-year-old son, said Johnny Phommathep, a neighbor who lived about 200 feet away from Neal   Read More ...
Mother driving her boys to school when Rancho Tehama gunman struck shielded her son despite her wounds
Johnny Phommathep was driving home to Rancho Tehama from a quick trip to Sacramento Tuesday morning when he got a text message from his wife, Tiffany, telling him she was dropping their three youngest sons off at school. He texted her back to ask if she wanted something to eat. When he got no response, Phommathep called. No answer. He called again   Read More ...
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California school staff prevented "horrific bloodbath" by going on lockdown during shooting
By Rhea Mahbubani (NBC NEWS)NBC NEWS - Staff at a Northern California school are being credited for their quick response to the sound of gunfire, which helped avoid a "horrific bloodbath" when a Tehama County man went on a shooting rampage on Tuesday, sheriff's officials said. The day began normally, with parents driving and walking with their children to Rancho Tehama Elementary School, which is one of five schools in the Corning Elementary School District   Read More ...
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These are the victims of the Rancho Tehama shooting rampage
The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday released the names of the five people killed by a gunman who rampaged through Rancho Tehama on Tuesday, spraying bullets at several locations, including an elementary school. Authorities said an additional six adults and six children — four boys and two girls — were wounded. Three of the children were treated and released at the scene, two were treated and released from a hospital and one remains hospitalized   Read More ...
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California shooting gunman was 'paranoid,' DA says
Shooter's sister says he struggled with mental illness He was ordered to give up his firearms this year as part of a protective order (CNN)The gunman who went on a rampage in Northern California was a "deranged, paranoid killer" who was out on bail after assaulting two neighbors this year, authorities say. Neal confronted two of his female neighbors on January 31, according to Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen, before he fired a gun at both women and then stabbed one of them   Read More ...
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California shooting rampage leaves 7-year-old boy an orphan
close For 7-year-old Gage, the shooting spree on Tuesday by a gunman in Northern California that left five people dead was yet another tragedy in his young life. When he was just 22-months-old, his mother Cher was killed in an accident. When Kevin Janson Neal, 44, began what authorities described as a "murderous rampage" in a neighborhood in Tehama County about 130 miles north of Sacramento, his father, his father’s girlfriend and her mother were among the victims   Read More ...
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Couple Says Rancho Tehama Gunman Ran Them Off Road, Chased On Foot
Michelle McFadyen was driving to the store with her husband when the couple strayed into the path of a shooting rampage in their small Northern California town. The gunman, identified by authorities as Kevin Neal, killed Michelle McFadyen and wounded her husband, Troy, people he randomly picked to shoot after killing his wife and two neighbors. He killed another man at random and wounded at least eight others, including a 6-year-old child shot in the chest at the town’s school   Read More ...
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Community Mourns Dead In Rancho Tehama Shooting
RANCHO TEHAMA (CBS13) — More than 100 people crowded the community center building in Rancho Tehama Wednesday evening for a candlelight vigil in honor of the lives lost in a shooting a day earlier. “I will strengthen you yes, I will help you,” said a pastor during the vigil. Many people shared words of comfort and solitude for one another. “I’m sorry for everyone here,” said one man   Read More ...
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Rancho Tehama: Why do mass shooters target children, strangers?
REDDING, Calif. — For most, it's a question that defies reason: Why does someone like the suspect in Tuesday's Rancho Tehama rampage try to kill everyone in sight, even strangers and children? Psychologists interviewed by the Record Searchlight Wednesday said the shooter likely is either trying — as will an animal — to recapture dominance or honor through violence; or is subscribing to extremist ideology that justifies the violence, or is so paranoid that the person thinks everyone is conspiring against him   Read More ...
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Body Of Rancho Tehama Shooter Kevin Neal’s Wife Found Under Floorboards Of Home, Body Count Now Five
On Wednesday, California investigators announced that Kevin Neal, a gunman who killed four people in a series of shootings on Tuesday, may have been begun his deadly rampage by murdering his wife. According to Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston, the wife of 44-year-old Neal was found under the floorboards of his home as apart of the investigation into the deadly mass shooting in the tiny Northern California community of Rancho Tehama   Read More ...
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Despite court order to give up weapons, Tehama gunman fired guns with impunity, frightening neighbors
In March, a Tehama County judge ordered Kevin Janson Neal to stay away from neighbors and turn in his firearms. But that edict, part of a temporary restraining order sought by his neighbor, did not keep Neal away from his weapons. Residents said that in recent months they heard him him shooting off guns at his home with impunity. Some complained to authorities, to no avail   Read More ...
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California shooter built his own illegal guns, officials say
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston gives an update to the media about the Rancho Tehama shooting on Nov. 14, 2017. RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — Two of the guns used in the Tehama County mass shooting on Tuesday were homemade, while the other two were not registered to the shooter, officials said. There was also a restraining order issued issued in February that prohibited the shooter from owning guns   Read More ...
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California shooter built his own illegal guns, officials say
Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston gives an update to the media about the Rancho Tehama shooting on Nov. 14, 2017. RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. — Two of the guns used in the Tehama County mass shooting on Tuesday were homemade, while the other two were not registered to the shooter, officials said. There was also a restraining order issued issued in February that prohibited the shooter from owning guns   Read More ...
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Encuentran muerta a esposa del tirador de California bajo el piso de su casa
Los detectives que investigan en la casa del hombre que arremetió a tiros en varios sitios en el norte de California dijeron el miércoles que encontraron el cuerpo de su esposa debajo del piso de la vivienda, con lo que la cifra de muertos por los tiroteos subió a cinco. La policía del condado de Tehama creen que Kevin Janson Neal le disparó el lunes en la noche a la mujer, antes de empezar a deambular por las calles durante la mañana siguiente, armado con dos rifles semiautomáticos y de seleccionar aparentemente al azar a sus objetivos   Read More ...
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Tehama shooting is deadly proof that high bail doesn't protect a community. California needs reform now
The gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage in Tehama County on Monday apparently had been out on bail after being charged with stabbing a neighbor — an aspect of the grisly crime that underscores a huge but little discussed problem with money bail systems like California’s. The argument for bail reform is generally couched in terms of justice for people accused of nonviolent crimes who are kept locked up before trial because they don’t have enough money to post bail   Read More ...
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California shooting: Shooter Kevin Janson Neal's wife found dead under the floor of their home | Idaho Statesman
The deadly rampage in Tehama County apparently began Monday night with Kevin Janson Neal shooting his wife to death with multiple rounds, then hiding her body under the floor of their rural home, authorities said Wednesday. Then, armed with two semiautomatic rifles he had made himself illegally, Neal set out early Tuesday on a shooting spree that left a total of six people dead – including Neal – and eight people injured, seven of them children, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said at a news conference   Read More ...
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Body of Red Bluff, Tehama County shooter's wife in found in home
RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Officials say at least six people are confirmed dead, including a gunman in a shooting rampage that started at a home and ended at an elementary school in NorCal on Tuesday. During a press conference, an assistant sheriff said the wife of gunman was found dead in a home, which brought the death toll to six. Hours after the lone gunman opened fire in the small town of roughly 1,500 residents, investigators worked the seventh crime scene, which is where the shooting spree came to an end   Read More ...
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The Latest: California shooter wasn't allowed to have guns
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local): A judge had barred the Northern California man who went on a deadly shooting rampage from having guns after he was charged with stabbing a woman earlier this year. Court records also show that Kevin Neal was charged with illegally firing a weapon and possessing an illegal assault rifle on Jan   Read More ...
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Official: Calif. shooter's wife found dead, "concealed under the floorboards"
RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Investigators in Tehama County spent much of the day Tuesday looking for the wife of a man who was shot dead by law enforcement after , killing five and injuring nine others. Ultimately, her's was the final death attributed to gunman . Her body was found beneath floorboards in his Rancho Tehama Reserve home, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said at a press conference Wednesday   Read More ...
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Northern California Gunman Killed Wife Before Shooting Spree
The death toll in a Northern California shooting rampage rose to six on Wednesday after the authorities said they found the body of the gunman’s wife hidden under the floor of the couple’s house. The gunman, identified by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office as Kevin Janson Neal, killed his wife, shot neighbors, attacked an elementary school and drove through the small rural community, firing at motorists early on Tuesday morning   Read More ...
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California gunman killed wife before rampaging through community, police say
After fatally shooting his wife, Kevin Neal hid her body in their home and, hours later, embarked upon a bloody shooting spree through the rural region, targeting anybody he encountered along the way, Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff in Tehama County, said Wednesday at a briefing. Johnston said that before law enforcement officers killed Neal, the gunman wounded several children, striking one of the students at Rancho Tehama Elementary School during his rampage   Read More ...
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Sheriff: Rancho Tehama Gunman’s Wife Found Shot Dead In Home
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE (AP) – The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home, authorities announced Wednesday, raising the death toll from the attack to five. Investigators discovered the body of Kevin Janson Neal’s wife hidden under the floor. They believe her slaying was the start of the rampage, said Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston   Read More ...
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‘Mom It’s All Over Now’: Rancho Tehama Suspect’s Mom Says Son Called Her Before Rampage
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE (AP) – The mother of a gunman who shot 14 people, killing five, said he called her the day before the rampage in Northern California to say he was weary of constant feuding with his neighbors and felt like he “was on a cliff and there’s nowhere to go.” “Mom it’s all over now,” Kevin Neal’s weeping mother told The Associated Press on Tuesday, hours after the rampage   Read More ...
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Death toll rises to 5 in California rampage as police say ‘monumental’ lockdown at school prevented more victims
After fatally shooting his wife, Kevin Neal hid her body in their home and, hours later, embarked upon a bloody campaign through rural Northern California, targeting strangers he happened to encounter along the way, Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff in Tehama County, said Wednesday at a briefing. Johnston said the rampage wounded several children, including one of the students at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, which the gunman targeted during his attack on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Body of gunman's wife in Tehama County shooting found in home
RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Officials say at least six people are confirmed dead, including a gunman in a shooting rampage that started at a home and ended at an elementary school in NorCal on Tuesday. During a press conference, an assistant sheriff said the wife of gunman was found dead in a home, which brought the death toll to six. Hours after the lone gunman opened fire in the small town of roughly 1,500 residents, investigators worked the seventh crime scene, which is where the shooting spree came to an end   Read More ...
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Tiny Rancho Tehama reels in the wake of gunman's deadly rampage
Still reeling from a gunman’s rampage that left four dead, residents of Rancho Tehama awoke Wednesday to calls for community vigils and donation collections, and the painful loss of friends and relatives. “We are all still shaken and worried but glad that everyone has been so loving and supportive,” Aly Monroy of Corning told the Los Angeles Times. Monroy’s cousin Alejandro Hernandez, 6, was shot at Rancho Tehama Elementary School when the gunman crashed through the gates and shot into classrooms   Read More ...
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California shootings: Gunman fired at school, left 6 minutes later
RED BLUFF, Calif. -- A gunman who killed four people in Northern California rammed a pickup through a locked gate and marched onto the grounds of an elementary school, but he could not enter the classrooms, authorities say. He fired his rifle through windows and walls, and tried the doors, but the buildings at the Rancho Tehama Reserve school were secure   Read More ...
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Four killed in California mass shooting
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE (UNITED STATES) (AFP) - Four people were killed and nearly a dozen wounded, including two children, when a gunman went on a rampage Tuesday, randomly picking his targets at a school and other locations in rural northern California. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters that the assailant was killed by police following the mass shooting, which began around 8:00 am (1600 GMT) at a home in Rancho Tehama Reserve and continued at several locations in the community, including the elementary school   Read More ...
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Alleged gunman in Tehama County shooting that left 4 dead identified
RED BLUFF, Calif. -- The alleged gunman that left four people dead and multiple others injured in a shooting rampage that started at a home and ended at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday has been identified. Hours after the lone gunman opened fire in the small town of roughly 1,500 residents, investigators worked the seventh crime scene, which is where the shooting spree came to an end   Read More ...
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Evitan una matanza en un colegio de California
Un nuevo tiroteo en Estados Unidos ha dejado cuatro muertos y una decena de heridos. El tirador también murió, abatido por la policía, tras un largo recorrido sangriento en el fue disparando a cuantas personas se cruzaban en su camino. Los primeros disparos se oyeron a las ocho de la mañana en una vivienda de la reserva Rancho Tehama, a unos 160 kilómetros de Sacramento, en el norte de California   Read More ...
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Four killed in California mass shooting
Four people were killed and nearly a dozen wounded, including two children, when a gunman went on a rampage Tuesday, randomly picking his targets at a school and other locations in rural northern California. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters that the assailant was killed by police following the mass shooting, which began around 8:00 am local time at a home in Rancho Tehama Reserve and continued at several locations in the community, including the elementary school   Read More ...
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Family of Rancho Tehama shooting suspect: 'Our hearts are broken for that community and the families'
The man who authorities say went on a shooting spree that left four dead people and several others injured in Rancho Tehama, before he was killed by officers, was identified Tuesday night by a family member. In a phone interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sheridan Orr of Raleigh, N.C. said the alleged gunman was her brother: Kevin Janson Neal, 44   Read More ...
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Four killed, dozens injured in California shooting
Four people were killed and nearly a dozen wounded, including two children, when a gunman went on a rampage Tuesday, randomly picking his targets at a school and other locations in rural northern California. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters that the assailant was killed by police following the mass shooting, which began around 8:00 am (1600 GMT) at a home in Rancho Tehama Reserve and continued at several locations in the community, including the elementary school   Read More ...
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Series of California shootings kill 5, wound child at school
Associated Press RED BLUFF, Calif. — A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations in rural Northern California, including an elementary school, before police shot him dead, authorities said. Two hospitals said they were treating seven people, including at least three children. Details were still sketchy hours after the shooting and authorities didn't have a firm count of the wounded due to the number of places where the gunman opened fire in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said   Read More ...
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The Latest: Parent saw boy shot in California classroom
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local): A parent says he was in a Northern California classroom when bullets smashed through the window and hit a student. Coy Ferreira tells KRCR-TV that he was dropping off his daughter for kindergarten at the school in Rancho Tehama Reserve on Tuesday morning when gunfire erupted and a secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to race inside   Read More ...
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The Latest: Police: Workers saved lives with school lockdown
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local): Authorities say a gunman tried to get into rooms at a California elementary school with the intent of shooting children but that workers initiated a lockdown that saved lives. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says school officials heard shots being fired and immediately locked down Rancho Tehama School in a tiny, rural town Tuesday   Read More ...
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Workers saved lives with school lockdown
RED BLUFF, Calif. - RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a Northern California school shooting (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities say a gunman tried to get into rooms at a California elementary school with the intent of shooting children but that workers initiated a lockdown that saved lives. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says school officials heard shots being fired and immediately locked down Rancho Tehama School in a tiny, rural town Tuesday   Read More ...
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4 killed, children wounded, suspect dead in Tehama County shooting
(REDDING, CA.) Five people are dead, including the suspect, in a mass shooting at and around a school some 15 miles southwest of Red Bluff, where at least another 10 people have been hospitalized — some of them children. Tehama County Undersheriff Phil Johnston confirmed two children were also shot and wounded, but said children were not among the dead. "It's a very sad day for us in Tehama County," said a deputy, who was visibly shaken   Read More ...
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