Families of victims seek help after Rancho Tehama mass shooting
RANCHO TEHAMA, Calif. - The families of victims injured during the Rancho Tehama mass shooting have created GoFundMe pages to help raise money for medical expenses and other costs that will come along the way during their recoveries.
According to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, 12 people were injured during the shooting, six of those being children. Officials said all of the children, except for one, were treated and released from the hospital.
That child was 6-year-old Alejandro Hernandez. He was shot while inside of Rancho Tehama School and was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with a gunshot wound to his chest and to his foot.
Friday, Alejandro's trauma surgeon said, "He's doing great. We're very pleased with how he is doing. He's very lucky," said Dr. David Leshikar. "No further interventions are needed."
Alejandro's family has set up a GoFundMe page for him. If you would like to donate, click here.
Troy Lee McFadyen, 47, was shot once in each leg after his family said Kevin Neal ran Troy and his wife, Michelle Iris McFadyen, 55, off the road while they were driving on Stagecoach Road. Sadly, Michelle passed away. Now, Troy is facing a tough road to recovery.
Troy's family is asking for donations to help with medical expenses, EMT expenses, physical therapy, funeral expenses, and any other expenses associated with this unexpected tragedy. If you would like to donate, click here.
James A Wood I, 43, and James A Wood II, 20, were both injured during the shooting while they were at the post office getting their mail. According to the GoFundMe page, Kevin Neal shot through the driver's side window of their vehicle and again through the windshield.
James Wood I was grazed by one of the bullets and ended up with facial damage from the bullet and glass fragments. James Wood II suffered facial damage due to the bullet going through his cheek.
Their family said James Wood II is a father to an 8-month-old girl and a 2-year-old boy.
The family is asking for donations to help both families. If you would like to donate, click here.
Tiffany Phommathep and three of her children were injured during the shooting after Kevin Neal shot eight rounds into the truck Tiffany was driving her children to school in. According to the GoFundMe page, Tiffany was shot five times, her 10-year-old son was shot twice in the calf, her 7-year-old son was shot in the foot, and her 2-year-old son had scratches from glass fragments.
Tiffany remains in the hospital where her family said she is recovering and all the children have been released from the hospital.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family. If you would like to donate, click here.
Francisco Gudino Cardenas, 34, was also injured in the shooting. According to the GoFundMe page, Francisco was on his way to the post office when he came upon police trying to capture Kevin Neal. Francisco pulled over to the side of the road and that's when Neal pulled up next to him and shot him.
A GoFundMe Page has been created for him. If you would like to donate, click here.