Tehama County employees were helping victims and witnesses of the recent shooting rampage Thursday in Rancho Tehama get to recovery services.
The gunman Kevin Janson Neal killed five people and injured 12 others during the shooting rampage in the small Northern California town of about 1,500 people.
Advocates helped more than a dozen families on Thursday at the Rancho Tehama Recreation Hall.
Ana Molina, 31, a mother and witness of the shooting is seeking counseling for her 7-year-old and 8-year-old sons. Molina was running her boys to school when the shooter attacked at the elementary school on Tuesday. A bullet grazed their car.
She thanks a secretary at the school who opened the door to the front office and allowed the family to run inside to safety.
The District Attorney’s Victim/Witness Program helps those effected by such tragedies get to counseling and help paying for medical expenses and funeral costs through the California Victim Compensation Program.
Victims and witnesses seeking help through this tragedy may contact the Tehama County District Attorney’s office by calling (530) 527-4296.