3 shot including gunman near Vancouver, Wash. elementary school

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say a man shot two people in a Vancouver, Washington, elementary school parking lot and then shot himself after a police chase.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a shooting outside Sarah J. Anderson Elementary Tuesday after school had been let out for the day. Vancouver Public Schools said the shooting was targeted and no students or staff were hurt.

Deputies found two women at the scene who were taken to hospitals with unknown injuries.

Law enforcement then pursued the suspect in his vehicle until the sheriff’s office says the suspect stopped near a ramp to Interstate 205 and appears to have shot himself. He was also taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

Sgt. Brent Waddell told the Oregonian/OregonLive the shooting was the culmination of a domestic violence situation. He wouldn’t confirm the relationship between the suspect and the adult victims but said there was a restraining order between a suspect and one of the victims. He also said the suspect was released from jail a few days before the shooting.

The school was temporarily locked down. Clark County Major Crimes is investigating.

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