Donald Trump tweets about the wrong shooting as five people die in LA
Five people have died after a gunman opened fire at a school in Rancho Tehama, California.
“The suspect was actually shooting at the police vehicle, back at them, the officer rammed the vehicle, forced it off the road, an exchange of gunfire — resulting in the shooter’s death,” said Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston.
The attack lasted for 45 minutes and the gunman was one of the five people that were killed. Ten others were wounded.
The LA Times has reported that "The violence began just before 8 a.m. when officers received reports of a “man down” on Bobcat Lane near Fawn Lane."
According to Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston, the gunman initially killed a man and a female neighbour that he was having an ongoing feud with. It's believed that this dispute with his neighbours may have sparked the violence.
“I think the motive of getting even with his neighbors and when it went that far — he just went on a rampage,” Johnston said.
In the aftermath of this attack, US president Donald Trump tweeted a message of support but he made a very large error.
The shootings at Sutherland Springs, Texas occurred on November 5 - ten days ago.
During that horrific incident - the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in Texas - 26 people were killed and 20 others injured.
Here's Trump's latest tweet.
At least get your mass shootings right, Mr President. This was last week. The new one is in California. https://t.co/PP9PplvM4r
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 15, 2017
But TODAY's mass shooting was in Northern California.
— Dave Weasel (@DaveWeasel) November 15, 2017
Did u just copy & paste this & forget to change the city?
— Joseph Michael Cannon (@cadillaccannon) November 15, 2017