Three dead in shooting at elementary school in California

The situation is being reported as a murder suicide and all reports point to the suspect being deceased.


Update 4/11: The shooter has been identified as Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside. Cedric’s wife, Karen Elaine Smith who was a teacher at the school, has been identified as the second adult victim. Anderson and his wife were estranged at the time of the shooting.

According to police, Anderson walked stopped by the school’s front office to tell them he had something to drop off for his wife. Upon entering the classroom, where about 15 students were, he immediately opened fire. The two students that were shot, ages 8 and 9, were standing behind Smith.

One of the eight-year-old victims injured in the shooting has died at a hospital. He has been identified as Jonathan Martinez. The 9-year-old boy that was also injured is in stable condition.

Anderson has a criminal history that includes criminal charges of brandishing a weapon and assault, but the charges were “dismissed or not prosecuted.” He also has two petitions for temporary restraining orders files against him by women.

Two people are dead and at least two others are injured at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California.

Around noon on Monday, witnesses reported multiple shots fired at the school, which is about ten miles away from the site of the San Bernardino mass shooting in 2015.

According to Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, two students were injured and transported to a local hospital. The chief utilized Twitter to inform the public of updates:

Students have been evacuated to California State University San Bernardino. Chief Burguan is calling the situation a murder-suicide and all reports point to the suspect being deceased.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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