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Thursday, February 20, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: FOUR DEAD, TWO WOUNDED in CEDARVILLE RANCHERIA SHOOTING.
Four people are dead and two are wounded after a woman opened fire inside an American Indian tribal headquarters in Modoc County, Alturas Police told the Modoc County Record.
The woman shooter, whose identity hasn't been released, is in custody, officers told the Record in Alturas, which is a two-and-a-half-hour drive northeast of Redding up Highway 299.
Reports of the shooting came in about 3:45 p.m. at the former RISE (Resources for Indian Student Education) building at 300 West First Street, police told the Record.
The Cedarville Rancheria had purchased the building, which became the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office and Community Center. The Rancheria was holding a meeting on evicting several residents from its Rancheria, police told the Record.
A woman attending the hearing pulled out a gun and shot four people in the building and a fifth person who tried to flee, police told the Record. The woman then grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed another person after running out of ammunition.
The stabbing victim and one shooting victim have been taken to the hospital, which has been calling outside sources for blood, police told the Record.
Police told the Record that the Department of Justice will aid officers in investigating the shooting.