A shooting incident at the North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino has resulted in two adults dead and two students critically injured. San Bernardino police Lt. Vicki Cervantes said the students have been airlifted to a local area hospital and so far, their condition is unknown.

According to the Los Angeles Times, police were called out to the scene at 10:27 on Monday, with the initial call saying “shots fired,” followed by the announcement “possible active shooter.” San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan sent out a tweet to say the incident occurred in a classroom and that it appeared to be a murder-suicide.

In a later tweet Burguan said they believed the suspect was down and that there was no further threat. The second adult victim was a female teacher. At the time the San Bernardino County Fire Department had reported multiple gunshot victims and a triage station was set up to treat the injured. Other schools in the area were briefly evacuated and once it was established that the shooter was down they were allowed to reopen.

Students evacuated to Cal State San Bernardino

According to a spokesman for the university, Joe Gutierrez, students at the school were evacuated to the physical education building at Cal State San Bernardino a couple of blocks away, where they could have access to water and bathrooms.

As reported by the KTLA5 livestream, parents were naturally worried about their children and were directed to the Cajon High School for verification of their identity before they traveled to the university to collect their children. There was reportedly some confusion among parents as to where they should pick up their children, but Cajon High School was purely for identification purposes.

One parent, Brad Hendran, told CNN that he was at the school looking for his daughter. She is reportedly in the second grade at the school.

He said he fell to his knees and prayed and that he hopes she is OK.

Shooting suspect has been identified by police, investigations continue

Police have already identified the shooting suspect and were heading to his home to collect evidence. Reportedly the male suspect did sign in at the main office at the school and was carrying a concealed handgun. It is believed there may have been a relationship between the shooter and the female victim. Police do not believe the children were targeted in the shooting incident.

According to the Los Angeles Times, there are 522 students at North Park Elementary School between kindergarten and sixth grade. The students are reportedly mostly from low-income Latino families.