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Woman Kills 4 People At Eviction Hearing On A Indian Reservation in California

Woman shoots and kills 4 people at eviction hearing on a Indian reservation in California, two more people were injured in the shooting. An eviction hearing at a tiny Indian tribe’s headquarters building in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a leader for the band of Northern Paiute Indians allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others, authorities said.

Tribal Council

The tribal council was meeting to evict a woman when she went crazy and shot four people. Image Courtesy: Bishop Paiute Tribe

Cherie Lash Rhoades a former leader of the tribe and her son were attending a tribe meeting to decide if they would be evicted from their home on Rancheria land. Rhoades went crazy with rage during the eviction meeting pulled out a gun and shot four people and when the gun ran out of bullets she grabbed a butcher knife and stabbed a woman. One woman escaped the building covered in blood and ran to police station for help. When the police arrived on the scene Rhoades was outside the building, running and clutching a knife in her hands. A Rancheria employee helped tackle her and she was quickly subdued and brought into custody.

The stabbing victim and one of the shooting victims — both women — were taken to a Redding hospital where they were in critical condition. Rhoades has been charged with murder and attempted murder charges according authorities.

The Cedarville Racheria in Northern California, is federally recognized Indian land comprised of 26 acres. This tragic event has stunned close knit community of people who live and it has been a very traumatic event for everyone.

Woman Kills 4 People At Eviction Hearing On A Indian Reservation in California.

The Associated Press contributed to this Story.

 

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