Police: 3 dead in shooting at San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary
San Bernardino, CA. — Jonathan Martinez, 8, one of two students hit by gunfire, has died after a shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernadino, California, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.
The shooter was identified as Cedric Anderson, 53 of Riverside, Burguan said. Anderson later took his life, police said.
Anderson entered a special needs classroom and opened fire, killing his wife, Karen Elaine Smith, also 53, Burguan said.
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Two adults are dead in a shooting Monday in a classroom at San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary School in what is believed to be murder-suicide, San Bernardino, California, Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted.
Authorities believe the suspect is down and there is no further threat, Burguan said.
Burguan said two people were wounded; the victims, who are believed to be students, were transferred to a local hospital.
The San Bernardino City Unified School District said the students were evacuated to Cajon High School in San Bernardino.
Frantic parents rushed to the school. Brad Hendran told CNN affiliate KABC he was looking for his daughter, who is in the second grade.
“I fell to my knees and started saying our father and hail Mary’s. … I’m gonna hug her. … I’m gonna hug her. I hope she is OK,” Hendran said.
At least four victims have been located after a shooter walked on to the North Park Elementary School campus in San Bernardino and opened fire in a possible murder-suicide, officials said.
The shooter was also possibly down, according to a tweet from San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan, who said the information was preliminary.
Burguan later tweeted that the shooting was a suspected murder-suicide. Two students were transported to a local hospital after the incident, which took place in a classroom, he said.
The San Bernardino County Fire first confirmed there were multiple victims at approximately 10:45 a.m., but did not provide a count.
Students at Cal State University San Bernardino were asked to shelter in place until further notice amid the report of an active shooter at the elementary school, which is located a few blocks from campus, according to the college.
The elementary school is located at 5378 N. H St.
The chief said students at the school were being taken to Cajon High School “for safety.”
The high school is located 1200 W. Hill Dr.
North Park parents should are asked to go to the high school and have a picture ID in order to pick up their students, the San Bernardino City Unified School District tweeted.
In addition to North Park, Cajon Elementary School and Hillside Elementary School were also placed on lockdown, according to the School District.
Check back for updates on this developing story.