San Bernardino Police
Police released images of Cedric Anderson, left, and Karen Smith, right,
San Bernardino Police released the first images of the shooter, Cedric Anderson, 53 and the victim, Karen Smith, 53, from the horrific incident at North Park Elementary School.
One of two students injured in the murder-suicide later died at a hospital, Burguan said.
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Police Chief Burguan said the shooter, Anderson, of Riverside, entered the classroom with a large caliber revolver and opened fire "without saying anything," killing Karen Elaine Smith, also of Riverside. Smith was a teacher at the school.
The two students who were struck by gunfire were standing behind Smith, the police chief said.
Jonathan Martinez, eight, died at Loma Linda University Medical Centre after being airlifted from the school. The other student, a nine-year-old boy, was listed in stable condition.
Police do not believe the two children were targeted they happened to be near the teacher.
Burguan said that at the time of the shooting there were 15 students from grades one through four in the special needs classroom, along with two adult aides.
The man just walked in with the gun. He just shot everywhere
One student, nine, was in the classroom when the shooting took place and her jumper had blood splattered on it.
The student said: “The man just walked in with the gun. He just shot everywhere. I went under the table and then I saw a teacher run out. So I just ran out. My friend and my teacher, they got shot.”
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The suspected shooter, Cedric Anderson, released a Facebook video on February 27 which stated: “What I love about my wife, what makes me really happy, is she knows when to ignore me. Makes for a happy marriage.”
The couple were not thought to have been married for long and had been estranged for about a month, according to the San Bernardino Police Chief.