Santa Monica Gunman Kills 4

He is then killed by police in college library
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 7, 2013 6:23 PM CDT
Updated Jun 8, 2013 5:28 AM CDT
3 Dead in Shooting Spree, Fire in Santa Monica
A California Highway Patrol officer stands guard as students students wait outside Santa Monica College in California.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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 at a house where two bodies were found, said police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks. The victims in the home were the gunman's father and brother. As the house burst into flames, the man, wearing what appeared to be a ballistic jacket, carjacked a woman at gunpoint and directed her to drive to the college campus, having her stop so he could shoot along the way, police said. He wounded one woman in a car who was in critical condition last night.

He fired on a city bus where three women were left with minor injuries. One had shrapnel-type injuries and the two others had injuries not related to gunfire. The gunman also fired on police cars, bystanders, and pedestrians, police said. From there, the chaos shifted to the college. In a faculty parking lot on the edge of campus, he fired on two people in a red Ford Explorer that crashed through a block wall. The driver was killed, police said, and a passenger was injured. The gunman then walked on to campus and fatally shot a woman who appeared to be in her 50s in front of the library. He entered the library, shot at more people but missed, and was killed in the building during a gunfight with police, said Seabrooks. (More Santa Monica stories.)

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