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Up to 7 killed in Santa Monica shooting spree

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A suspected gunman who killed up to 6 people during a shooting rampage Friday in Santa Monica, was killed by police in the library of Santa Monica College, said city Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks.

Santa Monica ShootingsThe incident began when the gunman broke into one home and then set fire to another property, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

The sources said the gunman allegedly set the home on fire, opened fire on several cars and appeared to try to carjack two vehicles. One of the carjackings occurred near the campus library and college police station.

Another shooting was reported around 11:55 a.m. when a fully armed man standing on a street corner near Cloverfield and Olympic boulevards fired on multiple vehicles, including a bus, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The suspect fled to the library, where he was killed by police, Seabrooks said.

Police also have a person of interest in custody, Seabrooks said.

Police have not identified the dead gunman and do not have a motive for the shooting spree yet, Seabrooks said.

The incident took place not far from where President Barack Obama’s motorcade passed through Santa Monica, but sources said the shooting appears to be unrelated to his visit.

Read more at ktla.com.

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