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2 adults, 1 student killed in likely murder-suicide at San Bernardino elementary school

The San Bernardino Police Department held a news conference April 10 after a shooting inside a local elementary school.

One woman and one student are dead after a man opened fire in a San Bernardino, California, elementary school classroom Monday morning, the city’s police chief said.

The gunman, identified as 53-year-old Cedric Anderson, shot his wife, a teacher at North Park Elementary School, in an apparent murder-suicide.

The adult victim, identified as Karen Elaine Smith, 53, was shot along with two children who were standing behind her inside a special needs classroom. One student, 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez, died hours after the attack. Another student was shot and transported to a nearby hospital. The student is described as being in stable condition.

Capt. Ron Maass told reporters in a briefing today that police didn’t think the children were the intended targets.

Overhead shot of North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California.

Overhead shot of North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. Two adults are dead and another two people are wounded after a shooting at the school Monday morning.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan initially said on Twitter that four people were being treated for injuries sustained in the classroom shooting; two of them were possibly students, he said. The police chief later confirmed that two adults have died in the shooting.

Burguan added “the suspect is down and there’s no further threat.”

The rest of the students were transported to a nearby high school, the police chief tweeted.

San Bernardino was previously the site of a terror attack in 2015, when Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people and wounded 22 others at a holiday office party. The couple later died in a shootout with police the same day.

This is a developing story. PBS NewsHour will update as more details become available.

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