Two Adults Dead, Two Children Wounded After Shooting At San Bernardino Elementary School [Updated]
Multiple people were injured in a shooting Monday morning at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino in what is believed to have been a murder-suicide. The shooting occurred in a classroom, and two students have been hospitalized, according to tweets from San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. Burguan reports that there are believed to have been four people injured, a number that possibly includes the shooter.
Chief Burguan has stated that "two adults are deceased in a classroom" including the shooter.
Two adults are deceased in a classroom, believed to be a murder suicide. We believe the suspect is down and there's no further threat.— Jarrod Burguan (@RetSBPDChief) April 10, 2017
“We have a shooter down and three victims,” Maria Garcia, a spokeswoman for San Bernardino City Unified, said, reports the San Bernardino Sun. “One of them is a teacher, the other two are unknown, and their condition is unknown. We believe the situation is contained.”
We believe this to be a murder suicide. Happened in a class room. Two students have been transported to the hospital.— Jarrod Burguan (@RetSBPDChief) April 10, 2017
According to the Los Angeles Times, an email from the school district states that the incident may have also been a case of domestic violence, but the relationship between the shooter and the deceased victim remains unknown.
The Sun further notes that students were evacuated to nearby Cajon High School. By 10:50 a.m., classrooms were being cleared by authorities.
“It’s a developing situation,” Eric Sherwin, a spokesman for the San Bernardino County Fire Department, stated, notes the Los Angeles Times.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, who represents the 31st District, including the part San Bernardio where North Park Elementary is located, released an official statement on the shooting.
We will learn more in the coming hours and days about how today’s events came to pass. But there are some things that we know now: This is a tragedy for our community and there are children, teachers, staff and families who will be dealing with what happened today for a long time. As we have done before, we need to come together to support those affected and rededicate ourselves to ending gun violence in our community.
We will continue to update this story as new information arises.
BREAKING: Fire official: Multiple people shot at elementary school in San Bernardino, California.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2017