In another case of tragedy, bullets fired at a San Bernardino Elementary school resulted in the death of two adults as well as the untimely injury of two students are being labeled as ‘in critical condition.’ The incident is being described by local Police Chief Burguan as a “murder-suicide”
The shooting first occurred in a classroom of North Park Elementary at 10:30 am, after the start of school. The school was quickly evacuated, moved to nearby Cajon High School where they were met by their parents for pickup.
The situation was quickly followed by a tweet by Chief Burguan saying that the suspect was “down” and there was “no further threat.”
In December 2015, 14 people were killed and 21 others wounded when a couple entered a disabled service centre in San Bernardino and began firing at a group of county health workers.
The victims, a woman and the suspect, were both adults, police Lt Mike Madden said. Two students were also in a critical condition, he added.
Police chief Jarrod Burguan described the incident as a suspected “murder-suicide” attempt. The shooting happened at 10:30 local time (17:30 GMT).
Mr Burguan tweeted shortly after the incident was reported that the suspect was “down” and there was “no further threat”.
The school was immediately evacuated. The shooting took place in a classroom of North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino county, 60 miles (96km) east of Los Angeles.