Santa Monica College placed on lockdown

Shooter in custody, at least five victims

June 7, 2013


Santa Monica College was placed on lockdown Friday after reports that a suspect fired a gun inside a campus building just before noon.

The shooter was in custody and the campus was being searched after unconfirmed reports that there was a second shooter.

There are several victims, including the shooter, confirmed Santa Monica police Sgt. Rudy Flores to the Associated Press.

The gunman who allegedly shot at least four people Friday in the Santa Monica College area was wounded by police officers at the campus library, law enforcement sources. His condition was not known.

In all, there are four people being treated for injuries at UCLA hospitals

A fire official says two men have been found dead in a burned home near a shooting scene outside Santa Monica College.

An arson and explosives team was on its way to the library after reports that the shooter left bags in the building

President Obama was in the area for a fundraiser at the time, but sources said the shooting appears to be unrelated to his visit.

Santa Monica College is a two-year college with about 34,000 students. The campus in the coastal Los Angeles suburb spreads out over 38 acres.


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