Shooting on Santa Monica College Campus - 6 Dead - Gunman ID'd.

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A couple heads and I were talking about this in TAN.

Bout an hour ago there was a shooting at my school.

Was in the library about to leave. Heard several shots fired right outside. Dipped as fast as I ******g could out the back and ran my *** home. Don't think I've ever ran as fast .. Hearing reports of three people hit.

Campus is locked down. SWAT everywhere. Helicopters flying over.

Shook right now. Jesus christ ... Never really been this scared.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The gunman who went on a chaotic rampage killing four people before being fatally shot by police at a college campus planned the attack and was capable of firing 1,300 rounds of ammunition, the police chief said Saturday.

"Any time someone puts on a vest, of some sort, comes out with a bag full of loaded magazines, has an extra receiver, has a handgun and has a semi-automatic rifle, carjacks folks, goes to a college, kills more people and has to be neutralized at the hands of the police, I would say that that's premeditated," said Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks.

The killer would have turned 24 on Saturday, but Seabrooks wouldn't identify him because his next of kin was out of the country. Police had an encounter with him seven years ago, but she wouldn't elaborate because he was a juvenile at the time.

The chief spoke near a display of weapons and ammo recovered from Santa Monica College where the killings ended Friday when police gunned him down in the library, where students were studying for finals.

Among items on display were surveillance photos of a man in black entering the library with an assault-style rifle by his side.


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The gunman fatally shot one woman in the head outside the library before entering the building and opening fire as students ran for cover.

Students hid into what Seabrooks called a "safe room" in the library and barricaded the door for safety.

"They stacked items found in the safe room against the door, hunkered down and avoided shots fired through the drywall at them while they were in that room," she said.

The violence, which lasted little more than 10 minutes, started about a mile away when the gunman began shooting at a house, and it caught on fire. Two bodies were later found inside.

Two officials told The Associated Press that the killings began as a domestic violence incident and the victims in the home were the gunman's father and brother. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the case.


A firefighter walks past a car with bullet holes across a home that caught fire in Santa Monica, Cal …
As flames rose from the house, the man, wearing what appeared to be a ballistic jacket, he shot a woman passing by in a car and carjacked another woman at gunpoint. He directed her to drive to the college campus, having her stop so he could shoot along the way, police said.

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. They were treated at a hospital and released.

The gunman also fired on police cars, bystanders and pedestrians, police said.

From there, the chaos shifted to the college, a two-year school with about 34,000 students located among homes and strip malls more than a mile inland from the city's famous pier, promenade and expansive, sandy beaches.

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 in critical condition after undergoing surgery UCLA Medical Center, doctors said. On Saturday, authorities identified the driver as Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, of West Los Angeles, who worked at the school.


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College employee Joe Orcutt was in the lot and said the gunman looked calm and composed as he fired at him. Orcutt jumped out of the way.

"He's just standing there, like he's modeling for some ammo magazine," Orcutt said, "seeing who he could shoot, one bullet at a time, like target practice."

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Damn holy **** glad to know you're safe. You never know when and where this can happen at colleges these days.
 
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and to make matters worse Obama is only blocks away at a presidential event i believe. Be safe out there OP. I think they got 1 in custody as well
 
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Good thing I didnt have business on campus today.
I know a lot of people who live real close to the main campus. Im glad that they, and everyone else is alright.
 
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One of my real good friends goes there. I just read a tweet saying the gunman was trying to break into a local house and that's how it started.
 
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One of my real good friends goes there. I just read a tweet saying the gunman was trying to break into a local house and that's how it started.
News just showed a house on fire.

They're saying he broke in, set the house on the fire then moved on. Two killed in the house fire.
 
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This is like the 3rd or 4th gun scare this semester. First time it resulted in actual shooting of people though. Two people dead :smh:

Thank god I didn't have class today. Was going to go up there and study for finals too |I

I'm going to be lowkey shook on Monday man won't eem lie :frown:
 
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Just a terrible way to end the year, today was my last day. Just had to hand in a paper, that's all.
 
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