A special education teacher and a student were fatally shot by her estranged husband when he opened fire in her classroom before killing himself at a California primary school, police say.
The gunman has been identified by police as Sedrick Anderson, 53, of San Bernardino and his wife as Karen Elaine Smith.
Authorities said an 8-year-old boy died from his wounds and his 9-year-old classmate was admitted to hospital in a stable condition.
Victim in school shooting identified as Karen Smith, age 53, estranged wife of suspect. pic.twitter.com/IaC7RCtVhl— San Bernardino PD (@SanBernardinoPD) April 10, 2017
They said Anderson had a criminal history that included domestic violence and weapons charges.
City Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said the couple had been married briefly and had been separated for about a month.
The two students were struck by gunfire had been standing behind Smith, he said.
Neither student was related to the dead couple.
Suspect in shooting identified as Cedric Anderson, age 53, resident of Riverside, CA. pic.twitter.com/H9YYQZvZud— San Bernardino PD (@SanBernardinoPD) April 10, 2017
San Bernardino was the scene of a mass shooting in 2015 when a husband and wife killed 14 people and wounded more than 20 others at a holiday office party.
Authorities said the couple, Syed Rizwan Farook, and Tashfeen Malik, were inspired by Islamic extremism.
They were killed by police during a shootout.
Reuters / BBC