COTTONWOOD, Calif. >> Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer.
Tehama County sheriff’s deputies arrested 32-year-old John Noonkester on Thursday. He remains jailed.
Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says a woman called 911 shortly after 4 p.m. and said she’d been battered before the call disconnected.
Moments later, a shooting was reported in the gated Lake California community, 130 miles north of Sacramento.
Deputies found a 29-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man dead outside the store.
Johnson says a bullet hit a man inside, who was treated at a hospital.
Witness David Lewis tells the Redding Record Searchlight the gunman apparently argued with his ex-wife and her father.
Johnson only says the victims were related and knew the gunman.