Shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 hospitalized

Jul 3, 2015 2:31 AM

A shooting outside of the little country market has left 2 dead and another in the hospital.

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office has confirmed exclusively with Action News Now that one of the deceased is the ex-wife of the shooter... the other... her father.

A 3rd victim, who is believed to have no relation to the shooter. was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

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 Lake California, a gated community in Cottonwood.

Deputies found a 29-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man dead outside the store.

The shooter's motive is unknown.

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