Three people were killed while one other child was wounded in a classroom shooting in San Bernardino, California on Monday in a case described by the police as murder-suicide scenario. An 8-year-old boy just died at the hospital.
The surviving victims are being treated for their injuries at North Park Elementary School as confirmed by San Bernardino Police Chied Jarrod Burguan in a Twitter post. Burguan added that two students have been brought to the local hospital. A helicopter was also sent to the campus to treat other victims.
One of the injured includes a teacher as told by San Bernardino City Schools Communications Officer Maria Garcia to ABC News.
The assailant is reportedly injured, too, but has been contained already.
Police believe that the shooting which took place inside a classroom was a case of murder-suicide. They have yet to give further details on how exactly the incident took place, and what triggered the suspect to shoot at people.
The campus involved has been put on lockdown while other schools near the area have been placed on precautionary lockdown. Students of the North Park Elementary School where the shooting took place are being taken to Cajon High School for their better safety.
Helicopter footage from ABC Los Angeles station KABC shows students gathered on the school's exterior fence. The video also shows law enforcement inspecting the campus parking lot.
The San Bernardino County Fire District is also helping with the response and rescue operations of the police. They are also giving updates to media.
The campus shooting happened almost a year and a half after San Bernardino was also hit by a terrorist attack carried out by a couple who sympathized with the Islamic State. The attack took place during office holiday party which killed 14 people and injured more than 20 others. The couple was also killed later that day in a shoot-out with the police.