Gunman shot dead after killing six in shooting spree in California college

Washington, June 8 (ANI): At least six people were killed in Santa Monica, California, after a man with an assault-style rifle strode across streets on Friday.

The police later shot the man, dressed in black and wearing an ammunition belt, to death in a gunfight in the Santa Monica College library, authorities said.

According to the New York Post, Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks told reporters the rampage began at a house in the coastal city before the gunman made his way to the college.

Seabrooks said he killed two people in the house, which caught fire, two more people as he moved several blocks towards the campus, and then two more on campus.

The police chief said that the gunman entered the library and fired on other people but did not hit them.

All of this unfolded about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon.

According to the report, three women with gunshot wounds were admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Marshall Morgan, the chief of emergency medicine, said.

He said that one woman died, another underwent a surgery, and the third was in serious condition but doing well. (ANI)


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