California shooter was barred from owning guns: report

California shooter was barred from owning guns: report

The man who killed five people Tuesday in a shooting spree in Northern California was barred from owning guns, The Associated Press reported.

Court records show a judge ordered that Kevin Janson Neal could not have guns as part of a protective order filed after he was charged with stabbing a woman earlier this year.


Records also show Neal was charged in January with five felonies and two misdemeanors, including illegally firing a weapon and possessing an assault rifle, the AP reported.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said Wednesday that Neal had two homemade semi-automatic weapons and two handguns registered in someone else’s name.

Neal opened fire Tuesday near an elementary school in Rancho Tehama Reserve, killing four people. Police later shot and killed Neal. Several others were injured, including children.

Neal’s wife was found dead on Wednesday, concealed under the floorboards in his house, CBS News reported Wednesday.

Neighbors reportedly told police that they believed there had been a domestic violence incident at the house on Monday, when investigators said they believe she was killed.