An 8-year-old student has died after being shot in a San Bernardino classroom during what police describe as a murder-suicide.
The suspected gunman, 53-year-old Cedric Anderson, of Riverside, also fatally shot his wife, 53-year-old Elaine Smith. She was a teacher in the special-needs classroom for students in first through fourth grades where the shooting took place.
Police say he said nothing and opened fire on his wife with a large-calibre revolver.
Police identified the boy who died as Jonathan Martinez. A second 9-year-old boy was wounded and is in stable condition.
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Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Monday at a news conference that Anderson and Smith had only been married for a few months and estranged for at least a month.
He says “no one has come forward to say they saw this coming.”
Burguan also said Anderson had a criminal history of weapons charges, domestic violence and possible drug charges but didn’t provide details.
“There was no indication the gun was visible upon his arrival at the school,” police Capt. Ron Maass had said earlier.
Aerial television footage from the scene showed children holding hands and walking single-file across the campus from the school building to waiting buses.
One young student, reunited with her mother, told local NBC News affiliate KNBC-TV that the incident left her “super scared.” Anxious parents interviewed on camera said they had been given no information from the school other than where their children were being taken.
School officials said the school, which has about 600 students in kindergarten through Grade 6, would remain closed for at least two days.
In December 2015, a terror attack left 14 people dead and 22 injured when Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a husband and wife, opened fire inside a San Bernardino County building. The pair died in a shootout with police.
The city is known for its high rates of violent crime, especially homicides, and has struggled to emerge from bankruptcy.
— With files from Adam Frisk and Tania Kohut