Boy, 6, shot twice at school by California gunman recovering from lifesaving surgery

A young boy who was shot twice when a gunman opened fire on a California elementary school is expected to survive after undergoing surgery on Tuesday.

Alejandro Hernandez was shot in the chest and foot when 43-year-old Kevin Neal unloaded some 100 rounds at Rancho Tehama Elementary school outside Sacramento in what cops say was a rampage that began with a dispute with neighbors.

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Alejandro, 6, was listed in critical condition as he was rushed to a hospital for emergency surgery. He is expected to survive.

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A woman wearing a white protective suit is seen on the Rancho Tehama Elementary school grounds after a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
A Tehama County Coroner's van enters the Rancho Tehama Elementary school grounds after a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
People in white protective suits are seen on the Rancho Tehama Elementary school grounds after a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
A law enforcement officer is seen at one of many crime scenes after a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
Law enforcement officers stand near one of many crime scenes after a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
A Highway Patrol officer speaks to a woman while blocking off a road to traffic after a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
A crime scene photographer takes photos of a Sheriff's vehicle that was involved in a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
Law enforcement officers and investigators converse near a police vehicle that was involved in a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
An FBI agent is seen outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School after a shooting in the morning on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
Law enforcement officers and a crime scene photographer examine a police vehicle that was involved in a shooting in the morning on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
FBI agents are seen behind yellow crime scene tape outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School after a shooting in the morning on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
FBI agents are seen behind yellow crime scene tape outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School after a shooting in the morning on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. / AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage (Photo credit should read ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been created to help pay medical costs for the family, who reportedly only recently lost their home in a fire.

"His family needs prayers and support at this time and any donation and prayers are appreciated. Thank You," reads the page, which can be found here.

Cops believe the school was one of a series of random sites where Neal opened fire after he killed two neighbors with whom he had been feuding since at least January when he was accused of assaulting a female neighbor.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters the school locked its doors and students and staff quickly "sheltered in place."

The "quick action of school officials saved countless lives and children," Johnston said.

A second child was injured in a car along with his mother as they were driving to the school. Both are expected to survive.

All told, 10 people are believed to have been wounded and five people killed before the rampage was stopped.

Johnston said shooting spree ended when a patrol car rammed the stolen vehicle the shooter was driving before cops killed him in a shootout.

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: SWAT officers help evacuate children to awaiting school buses after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Evacuated students and teachers gather on the playground after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Evacuated children hold hands on the playground after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: A SWAT officer stands guard with evacuated children on the playground after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: A woman is tended to as she sits on the back of an ambulance after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: SWAT officers walk through the playground after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: A San Bernardino Police officer puts up crime scene tape after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Evacuated children hold hands on the playground after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: San Bernardino police offers stand guard at North Park Elementary School following a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. Two people died, including the suspected shooter, and two children were wounded in the apparent murder-suicide attack. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Police officers stand guard at North Park Elementary School following a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. Two people died, including the suspected shooter, and two children were wounded in the apparent murder-suicide attack. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Summer Terrell hugs her daughter kindergartener Jaylah James,5, after being reunited with her at Cajon High School hours after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California.The students at North Park were evacuated by bus to the Cajon High School to be reunited with parents. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: San Bernardino police offers stand guard at North Park Elementary School following a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. Two people died, including the suspected shooter, and two children were wounded in the apparent murder-suicide attack. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Police offers stand guard at North Park Elementary School following a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. Two people died, including the suspected shooter, and two children were wounded in the apparent murder-suicide attack. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Police officers seal off North Park Elementary School following a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. Two people died, including the suspected shooter, and two children were wounded in the apparent murder-suicide attack. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: North Park Elementary School appears vacant after a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. Two people died, including the suspected shooter, and two children were wounded in the apparent murder-suicide attack. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Children high five on their way to be reunited with parents at Cajon High School after a school shooting at North Park Elementary School left three people dead on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Parents are reunited with their kids at Cajon High School after a school shooting at North Park Elementary School left three people dead on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: North Park Elementary School students and parents are reunited at Cajon High School after a shooting at their school on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. In what appears to be a murder-suicide, a teacher and the shooter, her husband, both died at the scene. An 8 year old boy died later at the hospital and another child is in stable condition. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Parents are reunited with their children who were evacuated hours after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California.The students at North Park were evacuated by bus to Cajon High School to be reunited with parents. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: Children high five on their way to be reunited with parents at Cajon High School after a school shooting at North Park Elementary School left three people dead on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. (Photo by Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: North Park Elementary School students and parents are reunited at Cajon High School after a shooting at their school on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. In what appears to be a murder-suicide, a teacher and the shooter, her husband, both died at the scene. An 8 year old boy died later at the hospital and another child is in stable condition. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - APRIL 10: North Park Elementary School students and parents are reunited at Cajon High School after a shooting at their school on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. In what appears to be a murder-suicide, a teacher and the shooter, her husband, both died at the scene. An 8 year old boy died later at the hospital and another child is in stable condition. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Horrified neighbors recalled the scene to reporters.

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"I saw some people running around the school. I thought something happened because I heard pow, pow, pow! So many times...pow, pow!" said Nikloy Didur, who lives across the street from the elementary school.

Police say they recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns that are believed to have belonged to the shooter.

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