Transcript for Gunman identified in Northern California deadly rampage
Next tonight, to that deadly rampage in northern California. A gunman shooting into a kindergarten class. Police now identifying the gunman. And they now say his wife was actually his first victim. They have found her body, it was hidden under the floor in their home. And tonight, the school us C custodian who looked the door, seconds before the gunman could get in. ABC's senior national correspondent Matt Gutman in red bluff, California, again tonight. Reporter: Quick-thinking staff at that school made that life-saving decision. Eight to ten seconds. Reporter: Tonight, we learned that the school secretary ordered the lockdown, and video spokes a custodian distracting the shooter who rammed his truck into the school. The head custodian who was sheparding students into the classroom poked his head around the building, saw the gentleman and drew his attention. It's my understanding that several shots were fired towards the custodian. This is every educator in America's worsx nightmare. When I turned my back, our window was being blasted through. Reporter: Dozens of rounds fired into the classrooms, but only one child wounded. It was a very, very good result to possibly the worst situation that I can imagine. Reporter: But this community still reeling, as the sheriff today unearthed the first victim murdered in Kevin Neal's killing spree, his wife. Raising the death toll to six. He had literally cut a hole in the floor and literally just put her body in the floor and covered it up. Reporter: And first thing Tuesday morning, Neal began his 25-minute rampage. First, killing two neighbors. He then drove through the rural community before crashing into the school. Afterwards the shooter continued on until he was finally killed by police in a shootout. And for the first time, we hear from the shooter's family. He clearly had no business with firearms. He had full-on paranoia and delusions. Matt Gutman with us live again tonight from California, and Matt, we know the shooter was facing numerous charges before this shooting took place. A lot of people in that community, we just heard from her there, asking how did he get the guns used in this rampage? Reporter: That's a primary question here, David. Now, among those charges was assault with a deadly weapon. Under the provisions ofhose charges, he should have been prohibited from possessing a firearm. Somehow, he circumvented that, procuring the components of a weapon and somehow assembling those two semiautomatic rifles that he used in that shooting in his own home. David? Matt Gutman in California again tonight. Thank you, Matt.
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