He then shot one of his neighbors, stole a truck belonging to the wounded man's roommate, and drove through town, firing at other cars before coming to Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where he wounded at least 10 other people. Physicians were able to remove all bullets, save for the one lodged in her hip, which will remain. He said that was likely the shooter engaging a target on the way to the school.
The gunman had an ongoing dispute with his neighbors.
At that time, a custodian who was helping shepherd children inside heard the crash and poked his head around the building, and spotted the shooter, Fitzpatrick said. Nor did sheriff's officials give details on the domestic violence call. When she reached safety, she began asking people for help.
One student was wounded at school and another was shot while driving with a woman, who also was wounded, Johnston said.
"We have information that he [the gunman] did several random drive-by shootings of residences" before opening fire outside the school, after which he was fleeing again before being stopped by responding officers, Johnston said.
Neal had recently married his girlfriend, his mother told the AP.
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"We are confident that he murdered her", Johnson said.
Records show Neal certified that he surrendered his weapons in February, but Johnston said Wednesday they had recovered two homemade assault rifles and two handguns registered to someone else. "She said the gun felt like it was a thousand pounds, and it was like there was lava in the back of her shoulder". He told her something was happening near the school.
She said they and others heard constant gunfire from the area of the gunman's house, but couldn't say for sure it was him firing. "She ... crawled out, bleeding", said her husband.
The next day, he went on a shooting spree that included an attack on an elementary school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, an unincorporated community. Police arrested the mother of his child.
"I know that we have [airlifted] a number of students", Johnston told reporters at a press conference.
"Kevin made a decision to stab Danny's mother and ever since there has been a blood feud", Phommathep said.