Published: Tue, April 11, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Man quickly opened fire on wife in classroom


In the past year, however, the city seemed to be making a recovery.

He was at work when he heard about the shooting from the boys' mom, who works for the school district.

As word of the shooting spread, panicked parents raced to the school, some in tears, some praying as they anxiously sought information about their children.

"What I love about my wife - boy", Anderson says in the video, smiling and shaking his head. His wife, Karen Elaine Anderson, was one of the victims. His eldest son had just gotten on a bus, he said. She pointed to her stomach when asked where her friend got shot. Police say the couple had been estranged for at least a month. "I hope she is OK", Hendran said.

He said, "that makes a happy marriage".

The couple was Wednesday, January 28 at Bethesda Temple Church in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South L.A., a wedding invitation posted on Evite shows. Anderson posted several photos of the wedding and their honeymoon in Sedona.

The shooter, Cedric Charles Anderson, 53, of Riverside entered Smith's classroom with a large caliber revolver, described as a.357, said Burguan. There were 15 students in the classroom.

"After that exchange, the suspect turned the gun on himself and killed himself", Burguan said.

The 8-year-old child was identified as Jonathan Martinez by San Bernardino police.

"It takes a very, very special person to be a special education teacher", said Maria Garcia, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino City Unified School District.

A 9-year-old student also was critically wounded. She was a teacher in the special-needs classroom for students in first through fourth grades. Two children standing behind Smith were struck by gunfire.

The boy who died was identified as Jonathan Martinez. Authorities did not name the other boy who was wounded. There they would endure an agonizing four-hour wait before learning that all but two of their children were physically, if not emotionally unharmed.

Parents waved and cheered as they greeted their children.

"I'm told he does have a criminal history that has to do with weapons charges, domestic violence past as well as possible drug charges in there as well", Burguan said.

"The children we do not believe were targeted", police Capt. Ron Maass told reporters.

The two wounded students are in critical condition.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. local time at the North Park Elementary school in San Bernardino.

Authorities have said the suspect and another adult are dead.

The shelter in place at CSUSB that began when an active shooter alert was dispersed has since been lifted.

The school shooting came two days after a fitness instructor returned to a Florida gym a few hours after he had been fired and shot two former colleagues to death.

The city of San Bernardino last made national headlines on December 2, 2015, when a husband and wife who authorities said were inspired by Islamic extremism opened fire on a holiday office party of county health workers, killing 14 people and wounding more than 20. The tragic shooting at North Park has caused many to think of the 2015 shooting massacre perpetrated at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, which left 14 dead and 22 injured - and wonder if there is any connection between the two shootings.

The students, who were caught in the crossfire, were airlifted to area hospitals.

Police chief Jarrod Burguan said on Twitter: "Two adults are deceased in a classroom, believed to be a murder-suicide". "Happened in a classroom".

Students were then relocated to PE Building 100 before reroute to Cajon High School.

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