Police: Gunman Killed 6 in Santa Monica Shootings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 6/7/13 10:30 PM CDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a man who went on a shooting rampage in Santa Monica, Calif., began the rampage by killing his father and brother.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman says five people, including the gunman, are dead. Police said earlier that seven people were killed, including the gunman.

Two officials briefed on the investigation say the killings Friday began as a domestic violence incident.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the case.

The officials say the first two victims were the brother and father of the gunman. They were found in a burning home about a mile from the Santa Monica College campus where the gunman was killed.

Police say the gunman killed two more people and injured several others before officers fatally shot him in the college library.


UPDATE: 6/7/13 7:58 PM CDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Police in Santa, Monica, Calif., say they aren't absolutely convinced yet that a gunman who killed six people acted alone.

The carnage started at a burned out house where two people were shot dead and a woman outside was wounded.

Police say two more were killed as he moved several blocks toward the campus of Santa Monica College where he opened fire, killing two more on campus.

Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks says police killed the shooter in a gunfight in a library at the college. Seabrooks says the gunman was 25 to 30 years old and dressed all in black, wearing what appeared to be a ballistic jacket.

The campus was searched for a second shooter, and a man dressed entirely in black, with the words "Life is a Gamble" on the back of his sweatshirt. He was seen being taken into custody by law enforcement officers. He did not appear to be wounded.

Three women with gunshot wounds were admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. One died, another was in surgery, and the third was in serious condition but doing well. Three other women went to UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica with relatively minor injuries.

As the rampage was taking place, President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon about 3 miles away. The Secret Service was aware.


UPDATE: 6/7/13 6:48 PM CDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a gunman carrying an assault-style rifle killed at least six people in Santa Monica before police killed him during a gunfight in the Santa Monica College library.

Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks told reporters Friday that the rampage began at a house in the coastal city.

She says it continued as the man, dressed all in black, made his way to Santa Monica College.

Seabrooks says he killed two people in the house, two more people as he moved several blocks toward the campus and then two more on campus.

She says he was then shot to death by police in the campus library.


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Medical officials say a woman who was wounded at a shooting near Santa Monica College in California has died.

Dr. Marshall Morgan, the chief of emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, says three women were brought there. One died, one was in surgery, and the other is in serious condition but doing well.

Morgan says three other women went to UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica with relatively minor injuries. One has shrapnel-type injuries and the two others had injuries not related to gunfire.

The shooting began in a neighborhood near the campus, where witnesses say a man dressed in black shot up a house where two people were found dead inside.

The man then wounded a woman in a passing car before the carnage shifted to Santa Monica College, where cars and people were fired upon.


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