At least four people, including a teacher and two students, have been shot at an elementary school in San Bernardino, California. The incident is believed to have been a murder-suicide, according to police.
The shooting occurred in a classroom at North Park School. Along with the four victims, the suspect is believed to be down as well, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said four victims were being treated and a suspect was possibly down as well. No other details were immediately available
“We believe this to be a murder suicide,” he tweeted. “Happened in a class room. Two students have been transported to the hospital.”
The gunfire occurred just after 10:30 a.m. at North Park School, 5378 N. H Street
The San Bernardino County Fire Department reported multiple gunshot victims and a triage area had been set up.
“It’s a developing situation,” said Eric Sherwin, a Fire Department spokesman.
The shooting comes as San Bernardino has seen a major increase in violence.
There were 62 slayings in San Bernardino in 2016 — a 41% increase from the year before. It was the deadliest year in the city since 1995.
The violence is an open wound on a city trying to recover from a prolonged bankruptcy and the 2015 terror attack.
We believe this to be a murder suicide. Happened in a class room. Two students have been transported to the hospital.
— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017