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Multiple People Shot at Elementary School in California, Say Fire Officials

A shooting on Monday at a Southern California elementary school has left multiple gunshot victims, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said on its Twitter account.

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Updated:April 11, 2017, 12:06 AM IST
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San Bernardino, California: A shooting on Monday at a Southern California elementary school has left multiple gunshot victims, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said on its Twitter account.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan added in his own Twitter post: "We believe this to be a murder suicide. Happened in a classroom. Two students have been transported to the hospital."

There were 385 mass shootings in the United States in 2016, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which compiles such incidents.

The Latest on a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino (all times local):

11:28 am

A spokeswoman for San Bernardino City Unified school district says one of four people shot in a classroom was a teacher.

Maria Garcia says the shooting is believed to be a domestic dispute.

At least two students have been airlifted to a hospital.

11:20 am

The police chief of San Bernardino says a shooting at an elementary school appears to be a murder-suicide.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said on Twitter that there four victims being treated, including at least two students who were taken to a hospital.

He says the shooting happened in a classroom.

The other students in the school were being evacuated and taken to a nearby school.

11:05 am

A fire official says multiple people have been shot at an elementary school in San Bernardino.

San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin says the shooting happened Monday morning at the North Park School in San Bernardino.

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

No further information was immediately available.

- With inputs from agencies

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| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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