Los Angeles - At least five people have been killed and two children wounded in a shooting Tuesday near an elementary school in northern California, according to multiple media outlets.

The shooting took place in Rancho Tehama in Tehama County, about 200 kilometres north of Sacramento, at about 8 am (1600 GMT), according to local newspaper Record Searchlight.

The shooter is among the dead, a deputy told the paper. Officials are investigating at least five shooting scenes, according to the Sacramento Bee.  

* This is a developing story