The shootings continued Tuesday morning at multiple locations, including an elementary school.
The shootings, which took place about 130 miles north of Sacramento, left five people dead and several more wounded. No children were killed, but seven children were injured, authorities said, with injuries ranging from very minor to life-threatening.
The gunman, identified by authorities today as Kevin Neal, was killed by police.
On Tuesday night, Neal's wife was found dead from several gunshot wounds, said Phil Johnston, Tehama County assistant sheriff. Johnston said she was probably shot late Monday. Her body was found covered up under the floor, he said. Johnston said it appears that's what started the shooting spree.
Johnston added that law enforcement had a history with Neal and said he was out on bail for an assault with a deadly weapon arrest from January. abcnews