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

Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-21 07:13:41-05

(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.