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Indian Tribal Shooting Leaves Four Dead
Four people have been killed and two wounded in a shooting and knife attack at an American Indian tribal centre in California.
A woman who once served as a tribal leader at the Cedarville Rancheria has been arrested for allegedly launching the assault.
Tribal members were meeting to dicuss evicting the suspect, Cherie Lash Rhoades, and her son from the Rancheria, a tribal community in Altura, northern California.
Rhoades allegedly pulled out a gun and shot four people in the tribal office and a fifth person who tried to flee.
After running out of bullets, Rhoades grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed a person, authorities said.
One person escaped the building, covered in the blood of the victims, and ran to the Alturas police station to alert the authorities.
When police arrived, the suspect was outside the building, running and clutching a knife in her hands. She was quickly subdued and taken into custody.
The victims include the tribe's leader, police said, and the two people who were injured are reported to be in a critical condition.
Rhoades is a former chairwoman of Cedarville Rancheria, a federally recognised tribe with 35 members.
She faces murder and attempted murder charges.
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