After being admitted onto the campus of North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, a 53-year-old Riverside man went to his estranged wife’s special education classroom and opened fire Monday, fatally shooting her and striking two students before killing himself, police said.
Children are evacuated from North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino after a shooting on April 10, 2017. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
One of the students, an 8-year-old boy named Jonathan Martinez, died after being rushed to the hospital.
The teacher was identified as Karen Elaine Smith, 53. Her husband, the shooter, was identified as Cedric Anderson of Riverside, also 53.
Without saying anything, Anderson quickly opened fire with a large-caliber revolver, killing Smith and striking two students who were standing behind her, according to San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan.
He reloaded at least once, the chief said.
Fifteen students between first and fourth grades were in the special education classroom, as were two adult aides.
A photo posted to Cedric Anderson’s on Jan. 29, 2017, shows him with Karen Smith.