Multiple people shot at elementary school in San Bernardino

Phillip Butler
April 11, 2017

At least two people were killed and two more were injured in a shooting at an elementary school in California on Monday, authorities said.

Jarrod Burguan, chief of the San Bernardino police department, wrote: "We believe this to be a murder suicide".

"We believe the suspect is down, and there's no further threat", Burguan said.

The school is now on lockdown, and other area schools have been placed on precautionary lockdown, San Bernardino City Schools Communications Officer Maria Garcia told ABC News.

Authorities said the shooter had an existing relationship with a North Park teacher who was a victim, but they have not provided details about the adults' relationship.

Sherwin says numerous firefighters and police officers are headed to the scene.

The wounded students were hospitalised but their medical conditions were not immediately known. They can be found at the soccer fields on the east end of the college campus.

"We believe this to be a murder suicide", he tweeted.

Aerial television footage from the scene showed children holding hands and walking single-file across the campus from the school building to waiting school buses.

One of the victims "is a teacher".

The shooter said he was going to the classroom to visit the teacher.

The woman said she could see her daughter on the other side of the fence and said she was "crying" as she held hands with her classmates.

Others in the school were taken to a high school for safety.

Hundreds of frightened parents flooded the streets around North Park Elementary and nearby Cajon High as they tried to pick up their children.

Multiple victims were confirmed by 10.45am local time by the San Bernardino County Fire although the exact number of people hurt or killed was not released.

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