Skip to comments.Gunman opens fire near California college injuring four; two found dead in nearby burned home
Posted on 06/07/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT by Ron C.
A gunman opened fire on a street corner near the campus of Santa Monica College, wounding at least four people, authorities said. Two people were later found dead in a burned home near the campus.
It was not immediately clear if the two events were related.
Police and witnesses said the gunfire began adjacent to the campus and about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon, just before noon.
Police said a shooter was in custody and the campus was being searched for a possible second shooter.
Jeff Furrows of the Santa Monica Fire Department said there was extensive fire damage inside the nearby home. A woman also was found with a gunshot wound in a car outside the burned home, he said.
Three shooting victims were admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, hospital spokesman Mark Wheeler said. Two were in critical condition and one was in serious condition, said.
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About a mile and a half from my house too.
Did they immediately put all of Los Angeles and the Valley under “lock-down” like they did in Boston?
By the way, what’s the difference between “lock-down” and “martial law” ?
the gunman killed his father and brother in the house..they interviewed the neighbor who lives across the street, doesnt really know the family but thinks the brother’s name is Curtis not sure..there might be more than one gunman on the loose..he was dressed like a member of the SWAT team
I assume another “gun free zone”....except for the killer?
How dare you!
Lock yourself down this instant.
Yep, well Santa Monica is very left wing, so yeah, gun free zone except for the killer
"Lock-down" is when you have a benevolent Democrat administration. "Martial law" is when you have a Republican administration.
Bush war "bad". Obama war "good".
Bush gas prices "bad". Obama gas prices "good".
It's measured by Benevolence Factor. It's all very scientific.
exactly but the stupidity of million of America is stunning.
Even today there are people driving with oabma stickers, still defending this corruption and yet none of these idiots know or understands anything about this corruption or even knows about it.
If we got asked questions in a survey before we are allowed to vote in the voting station then the Dems would be lucky if they ever won a district let alone the white house
You’re right; all the Looney Tune Americans know is that Obama is “watching over them to keep them from harm.”
Free stuff.... it’s hard for freedom to compete with free stuff.
“Key events in Santa Monica, Calif., shootings”
(June 7, 2013)
“UPDATE: 5 Confirmed Dead in Santa Monica Shooting Rampage”
8 hours ago
by Anthony Kurzweil
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KTLA)
SNIPPET: “Once I saw people running saying, this isnt a drill. This is gunfire, another student said. My heart was pounding. I didnt know what to do. I had to run into my classroom and tell everyone to stop the final.
One professor acted quickly to protect his students who were taking a philosophy final.
Got all our students, pulled them away from the door. We huddled up in a corner so if anyone looked in they wouldnt see us, Professor Robert Flores said.
According to police, the gunman was dressed in SWAT gear including a ballistic vest and was armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon with multiple rounds of ammunition.
A second person was taken into custody in connection with the shootings, but he was later released.”
Note: I’m unable to find the name of the shooter at this time.
More updates on the shooting, including an incident map, here:
Update - quote:
Santa Monica Police Department
3 hours ago via mobile
More information about today’s incidents will be released tomorrow morning (Saturday 6/8) at 10:00 a.m.
All Police & Fire personnel are well and appreciate your support.
There were some reports in another thread where the name Christopher Zawahiri came up, and that the family was of Lebanese background. Don’t know if they’re accurate.
Thanks for the ping Freedom Poster.
Without an accurate and source, I don’t have a name.
Sorry, let me try that again.
Without an accurate and public source, I don’t have a name yet to post for the shooter.
“Five dead in Santa Monica shooting rampage
Gunman suspected of killing four is slain by police in a college library. Two of the victims may be his father and brother.”
By Andrew Blankstein, Robert Faturechi and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2013, 10:38 p.m.
SNIPPET: “The investigation into the shooting led police to an apartment building on south Centinela Avenue in Los Angeles, where the shooter was believed to have lived with his mother, sources said.
Mykel Denis, who lives in the next apartment, was questioned by police Friday afternoon. He said they asked whether he knew the two. He described the woman as “pleasant” and her son as “angry.” Court records show that Zawahri, the owner of the burned house, had divorced a woman named Randa Abdou, who now lives next door to Denis.”
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