San Bernardino, CA (New York Daily News, April 10,2017) A California gunman shot and killed his wife and one of her 8-year-old students at a San Bernardino elementary school before turning the gun on himself, officials said.
Jonathan Martinez, 8, was near his special needs teacher Karen Smith when her husband opened fire in her classroom at North Park elementary, police said at a Monday press conference.
Cedric Anderson, 53, is believed to have said he needed to drop something off to Smith, also 53, concealing a handgun before terrifying her 15 students and two teachers aides.
A 9-year-old boy in the classroom, which held a joint class of first through fourth-graders was wounded in the gunfire, but was in stable condition late Monday.
San Bernardino police said that the children were not targeted, but were “the unfortunate victims of injuries from being in close proximity” to his instructor, with Jonathan pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital by helicopter.