An eviction hearing may have caused a California woman to go on deadly shooting spree

Posted on: 7:04 am, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 07:13am, February 21, 2014


(WTVR) — In California a woman is in custody following a deadly shooting spree. Investigators said Sherie Lash, 44, opened fire inside a Native American Tribal Headquarters.

Police said an eviction hearing is believed to have sparked the shooting. It happened in Alturas, California, which is in the far northeast corner of the state.

Police said Lash opened fire as the Cedarville Rancheria Tribe was voting to evict Lash and her son from the tribal community. Four people were killed, including two women, 19 and 45. As well as two men ages 30 and 50. A fifth person was also wounded.

When police arrived on the scene, Lash was reportedly running from the building with a knife. She was quickly apprehended.

Detectives said Lash was once a tribal leader herself. Autopsies will be held later today on the victims killed.

4 comments

  • John says:

    Just goes to show you, Indians are better than the white man, she did’nt shoot any children. Always seems that whites are the shooters at schools. Don’t see blacks doing it neither. Am I the only one that notices this?

  • Karen says:

    John, what a completely asinine comment. And she shot a 19-year-old – close enough to a child for me.

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