Santa Monica is the latest scene of a mass shooting resulting in multiple fatalities. At least six people are dead after a man reportedly wielding an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle ran through the Los Angeles suburb, firing indiscriminately at passing vehicles and people as he made his way to Santa Monica College, where he was killed by police.
It's unknown at this time what the man's name is or why he allegedly did this. Right now, it looks like the spree began at a house fire, where two men were found dead, apparently from gunshot wounds. From ABC7:
The gunman then attempted to carjack a woman. When she hesitated, the suspect shot the woman in the arm and fled. The female victim was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and is listed in good condition.
Police believe the suspect then participated in a series of shootings along the areas of 28th Street and Pico Boulevard, Cloverfield Boulevard and Pico Boulevard and 19th and Pearl streets.
A person was fatally shot at Cloverfield and Pico Boulevard and two others were confirmed dead near 19th and Pearl streets.
The suspect then reached the Santa Monica College campus and shot three more women. One died at the hospital. Another is said to be in "very critical condition." Three more victims were said to be suffering from "minor injuries," though two of those are "not related to gunfire," according to the AP.
Police then shot and killed the suspect in the school's library.
A second suspect has been taken into custody, though it's not yet known if or how he is involved.
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