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Cops: Santa Monica Gunman Assembled Own Weapon

Zawahri appears to have built his AR-15 to dodge gun laws

(Newser) - The Santa Monica gunman who killed five people last week appears to have assembled his own weapon—possibly in his bedroom—to skirt gun laws, reports the Los Angeles Times and AP . That would help explain the drill press authorities found in John Zawahri's room. In essence, Zawahri may... More »

Cops Found Bomb Materials in Shooter's Home in 2006

John Zawahri had threatened classmates when police searched house

(Newser) - A disturbing clue from the Santa Monica gunman 's past: In 2006, police found bomb-making materials in John Zawahri's home. They searched the house after Zawahri threatened students at his high school, according to a member of the Santa Monica-Malibu school board who lived next-door to Zawahri's... More »

Father, Daughter Among Victims in Santa Monica

26-year-old Marcela Franco dies in hospital, raising toll to 5

(Newser) - The death toll in Friday's Santa Monica shooting spree has risen to five victims, with 26-year-old Marcela Franco passing away in the hospital today, CNN reports. Franco was taken to the hospital in critical condition after she and her father, Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, were shot on the campus... More »

Santa Monica Gunman Kills 4

He is then killed by police in college library

(Newser) - The death toll in yesterday's Santa Monica shooting spree has been revised down to five, including the gunman. Five more people were injured, two seriously. The violence, which lasted just about 20 minutes, started about a mile away from the Santa Monica College campus, when the gunman opened fire... More »

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