Shooting with victims at a Northern California distribution center

A man drove into a Northern California distribution center and started shooting at people Saturday afternoon.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said at a news conference that the shooter circled the parking lot four times before crashing into the building and opening fire with the rifle. The suspect was a 31-year-old man with a semi-automatic rifle. The shooting occurred at the Walmart distribution center south of Red Bluff, a city of about 14,000 people about 131 miles (210 kilometers) north of Sacramento, California. An employee was killed and four others were wounded. The killer engaged with officers in the parking lot, where they exchanged about 20-30 rounds. Red Bluff Police officers shot and killed the suspect.


The shooting victims were taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff. Some of the 200 workers inside the facility locked themselves in a room.The shooter was identified as Louis Lane, 31, according to the Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston. Lane worked at the Red Bluff area center in February 2019, but had been released from his job for failing to show up for his shift. The distribution center had a full shift, with hundreds of employees at the time of the shooting.