Shooting at elementary school in San Bernardino, Calif., may have been murder-suicide: chief

Posted at 2:09 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 19:33:10-04

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A shooter walked into an elementary school classroom in Southern California on Monday and opened fire in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide.

The incident happened at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino.

Two adults are dead in a classroom, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said in a tweet. The shooter is believed to be dead and there is "no further threat," Burguan said.

Two students hurt in the shooting are in critical condition, a San Bernardino police spokesman told the Associated Press.

A spokeswoman with the San Bernardino Police Department told PIX11 News' sister station KTLA that a shooter entered the school located at 5378 N. H St. Monday morning.

Students were taken to California State University, San Bernardino and parents are being told to go to Cajon High School, Burguan said.

Aerial images of the scene showed young children being organized into groups on the grass and basketball courts outside the school. Some of those children were led onto waiting school buses.