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Gunman opens fire near California college injuring four; two found dead in nearby burned home
FoxNews.com ^ | 6/7/13 | FoxNews.com

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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Another one - happening all to often
1 posted on 06/07/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

About a mile and a half from my house too.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 3:07:22 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Ron C.

What nationality?


3 posted on 06/07/2013 3:08:04 PM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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To: Ron C.

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” ?


4 posted on 06/07/2013 3:09:07 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: seeker41

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


5 posted on 06/07/2013 3:09:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Ron C.

I assume another “gun free zone”....except for the killer?


6 posted on 06/07/2013 3:12:02 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: seeker41
What nationality?

How dare you!

Lock yourself down this instant.

7 posted on 06/07/2013 3:12:14 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: newfreep

Yep, well Santa Monica is very left wing, so yeah, gun free zone except for the killer


8 posted on 06/07/2013 3:12:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steely Tom
By the way, what’s the difference between “lock-down” and “martial law” ?

"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.

9 posted on 06/07/2013 3:14:21 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Ron C.
described the shooter as a white man in his 20s, wearing cornrows in his hair and black overalls. He said the man was carrying a shotgun.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 3:17:00 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

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


11 posted on 06/07/2013 3:17:51 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

You’re right; all the Looney Tune Americans know is that Obama is “watching over them to keep them from harm.”


12 posted on 06/07/2013 3:21:07 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

Free stuff.... it’s hard for freedom to compete with free stuff.


13 posted on 06/07/2013 7:06:15 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: All

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2013/06/07/key-events-santa-monica-calif-shootings/YE7QDW4w6LXpNNe9BmfHxL/story.html

(AP)

“Key events in Santa Monica, Calif., shootings”
(June 7, 2013)

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http://ktla.com/2013/06/07/shooting-reported-at-santa-monica-college

“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 isn’t a drill. This is gunfire,” another student said. “My heart was pounding. I didn’t 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 wouldn’t 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.”


14 posted on 06/08/2013 3:36:17 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Note: I’m unable to find the name of the shooter at this time.

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More updates on the shooting, including an incident map, here:

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/22533878/shooting-on-santa-monica-college-campus-gunman-arrested


15 posted on 06/08/2013 3:42:07 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

Update - quote:

www.facebook.com/santamonicapd

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.


16 posted on 06/08/2013 3:45:04 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

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.


17 posted on 06/08/2013 3:47:43 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Thanks for the ping Freedom Poster.

Without an accurate and source, I don’t have a name.


18 posted on 06/08/2013 3:56:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: FreedomPoster

Sorry, let me try that again.

Without an accurate and public source, I don’t have a name yet to post for the shooter.


19 posted on 06/08/2013 3:57:19 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All; piasa; FreedomPoster

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-santa-monica-shooting-20130608,5,4189857,full.story

“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.”


20 posted on 06/08/2013 4:05:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
Good morning to you.

Sudden Jihad Syndrome?

5.56mm

21 posted on 06/08/2013 4:11:09 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: All

ADDING to links to post no. 20:

http://metabunk.org/threads/1743-Santa-Monica-College-(SMC)-Shooting-near-Obama-visit

wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=715945

losangeles.blockshopper.com/property/4274028012/2036_yorkshire/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3028753/posts


22 posted on 06/08/2013 4:15:13 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: M Kehoe

Good morning.

I don’t know yet... waiting for the press conference this morning.


23 posted on 06/08/2013 4:18:01 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: M Kehoe

If his name is Christopher, I doubt it.


24 posted on 06/08/2013 4:23:58 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

That’s the best post I’ve read in a while. Can I steal some of your material? :-D


25 posted on 06/08/2013 8:43:28 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: FreedomPoster
Shooter identified:

Christopher Samir Zawahri


26 posted on 06/08/2013 10:52:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: miliantnutcase; 101stAirborneVet

That is pretty spot-on. I’ll join you in giving 101stAirborneVet a high-5.


27 posted on 06/08/2013 10:55:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: All

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-santa-monica-gunman-identified-john-zawahri-20130608,5515275,3798080,full.story

“Santa Monica shooting suspect, possible motive identified, officials say”

By Richard A. Serrano, Andrew Blankstein and Marisa Gerber
June 8, 2013, 12:59 p.m.

SNIPPET: “The gunman accused of killing four people in a Santa Monica shooting rampage Friday was apparently angry over his parents’ divorce and had some mental health issues in the past, a law enforcement source told The Times.

The suspect was identified by five law enforcement sources in Washington and Los Angeles as John Zawahri, in his 20s.”


28 posted on 06/08/2013 2:32:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: PapaBear3625

That is incorrect PapaBear.

It is John Zawahri.


29 posted on 06/08/2013 2:33:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ron C.

Expect more until that treaty is ratified. Why just burn one building. There are little Reichstags everywhere.


30 posted on 06/08/2013 3:30:41 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: seeker41

Of Lebanese descent. Earlier MSM reports said that six were killed. So-called journalism is funny these days.


31 posted on 06/08/2013 4:25:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Cindy
That is incorrect PapaBear. It is John Zawahri.

Thank you. Chris is his dead brother. Early reports got them mixed up.

32 posted on 06/08/2013 4:32:25 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9131923

“Santa Monica shooting rampage: Suspect identified as John Zawahri”
Saturday, June 08, 2013

By Amy Powell, Leanne Suter, Melissa MacBride and Carlos Granda

SNIPPET: “SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) — The suspected Santa Monica shootings gunman has been identified as 23-year-old John Zawahri, Eyewitness News confirmed Saturday.”

SNIPPET: “At a Saturday afternoon news conference, police laid out tables of evidence. According to police, Zawahri dropped a duffle bag while walking through campus. Some of the bag’s contents included an upper receiver to a .223-caliber rifle, an older model .44-caliber handgun and at least 20 loaded magazines. The suspect was also wearing protective knee pads and a utility vest that was not bullet resistant.”

SNIPPET: “”My heart breaks for her, because I knew the kid wasn’t right. You know how you can just sense there’s something not quite right about somebody? Something not quite right,” said neighbor Beverly Meadows, who added that the suspect had recently shaved his head, grew a beard and was possibly planning to move overseas to live with other family members.”

SNIPPET: “Zawahri was shot and killed by police officers inside the library.”


33 posted on 06/09/2013 2:36:27 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ron C.

...didn’t California just pass a bunch of gun laws so stuff like this would never happen?


34 posted on 06/09/2013 12:46:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: familyop

Earlier MSM reports said that six were killed. So-called journalism is funny these days.

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We saw it in Newtown. We saw in Moore. We saw in on 9/11. And all points in between.

24 hours news cycle. Everyone in a hurry to report the latest news first. It is the quantity the newsies want, because they can always issue disclaimers.

On the up side, though, we get some really fun conspiracy threads going as a result of inconsistent reporting.


35 posted on 06/09/2013 4:55:32 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Ron C.

Another mental case that was kept on the shelf to be used for anti-gun propaganda.


36 posted on 06/09/2013 5:04:57 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Jeff Chandler

John Zawahiri, a Lebanese “White” man.


37 posted on 06/09/2013 5:07:25 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Cindy
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 wouldn’t see us,” Professor Robert Flores said.

Cowering in a corner......

This country has come a long way.....

38 posted on 06/09/2013 8:10:17 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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That’s why these “Gun-free zones” don’t work. I keep telling anti-second-amendment douches that criminals don’t pay attention to the law, it’s obvious. I think they need to stop with the “Gun-free zones are so safe” BS and face reality.


39 posted on 06/10/2013 3:44:10 PM PDT by lutherangirl87
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To: dmz
"On the up side, though, we get some really fun conspiracy threads going as a result of inconsistent reporting."

Yes, conspiracies soiled (false/contaminated) and unsoiled. Apologies for not replying sooner.

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance
GUARDIAN
Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong

"'In a note accompanying the first set of documents he provided, he wrote: 'I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions,' but 'I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.'"


40 posted on 06/11/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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