Alturas shooting

The map shows Alturas, where four people were killed and two others were wounded in an attack. (Google Maps / February 20, 2014)

Four people were killed and two others were wounded Thursday afternoon when a woman with a gun opened fire at a Native American tribal headquarters in Alturas, police told the Modoc County Record.

The woman was taken into custody after the shooting was reported about 3:45 p.m. at the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office and Community Center, according to news reports.

The shooting occurred as tribal officials were were holding a hearing to evict several residents.

The woman reportedly shot five of the victims and attacked another with a knife after she ran out of ammunition. Her name was not released.

Alturas is about 140 northeast of Redding.

 

 

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