Were Elementary School Students Injured In The San Bernardino Shooting?
UPDATE: An 8-year-old student was confirmed dead in the aftermath of the shooting at North Park Elementary School. Jonathan Martinez was pronounced dead after being airlifted to the hospital. According to San Bernardino County Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan, two adults also died in what is believed to be a murder suicide. North Park Elementary School teacher Karen Elaine Smith was reportedly shot and killed by her husband, who then killed himself. Another student is in the hospital in stable condition.
EARLIER: There was a shooting at North Park Elementary School at 10:45 a.m. local time on the morning of April 10, 2017, according to the San Bernardino county fire department. While the fire department's initial tweet didn't specify the number of victims, later reports from the San Bernardino Sun said that there were four victims: two adults are deceased, while two students have been transported to the hospital. According to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, the shooting is believed to have been a murder-suicide. Burguan said:
"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. There are two wounded, possible students. Taken to local hospitals, condition unknown."
A San Bernardino spokeswoman told the Associated Press that one of the deceased adults was a teacher, but the identity of the other deceased adult remains unreleased, as does the condition of the two hospitalized students. Other North Park students were evacuated and taken to Cajon High School for safety reasons.
Although the incident was isolated to the North Park campus, college students at the nearby Cal State University-San Bernardino were asked to take shelter in place while the shooter was active. Others were told to stay away from the area, though the threat is now reportedly contained and the suspect down.
The last mass shooting in San Bernardino took place in December 2015, when two gunmen opened fire at the Inland Regional Center during a work event for the Department of Public Health, leaving 14 dead and 20 injured.
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