A gunman killed 6 people in Santa Monica college and injured many on Friday as he went on a rampage, creating havoc in the peaceful beachfront city before the police shot him dead in the Santa Monica College Library.
The pandemonium began with the entry of the gunman, wearing a black ballistic jacket, opened fire in a house near the college, killing his own brother and father. The house burst into flames and the man then fired a woman in a car, before the gunman moved into the campus, spraying bullets casually. According to eye-witnesses, the gunman opened fire on a police car, vehicles and a city bus as well as pedestrians and bystanders. He shot dead three people on the street before opening fire at a SUV. The driver of the vehicle was killed while two passengers were wounded. The gunman entered the Santa Monica College campus before shooting a woman, and then entered the college library where students were studying for final exams. The students inside were clearly terrified and ran helter-skelter as the gun-man began to shoot indiscriminately. A student said, “”The officers came in and directly engaged the suspect and he was shot and killed on the scene,” she said.
After killing the gunman, the police wearing searched the campus to check if there was another shooter involved. A man was arrested and was taken away by the police with the words ‘Life is a Gamble’ on his sweatshirt. Later, Sgt. Richard Lewis, a Santa Monica policeman said that they had released the man who had been detained.
Santa Monica College Shooting pictures