Posted: Jun 7, 2013 7:23 PM by CBS Los Angeles
SANTA MONICA, CA - As many as seven people, including the suspected gunman, died Friday following a rampage in the Santa Monica area.
"At this hour, it appears at least a half dozen are dead ... information is still coming in as this is unfolding. We're still fairly early in this," said Santa Monica Police Department Chief Jackqueline Seabrooks.
Of the injured, Dr. Marshall Morgan of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said three victims were transported there where one died. A second victim was said to be in surgery as of 3:30 p.m. and a third victim was listed in critical condition.
Three other victims were taken to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica where all were said to be listed in "good condition."
The shooting rampage culminated on Santa Monica College's campus located at 1900 Pico Boulevard just before noon. Witnesses said a gunman started shooting randomly at students, many of which were in the college's library studying for finals. Dozens of students began fleeing the multistory building.
Seabrooks said one person was struck by gunfire on the campus. A body was also reportedly found on the southern end of the campus, an eyewitness told CBS2.
Police are also investigating a shooting and fire at a home less than a mile from the campus. Two men were found dead inside and a woman was shot at in her car in front of the house.
It's not yet clear if and how all three incidents are related.
Continuing coverage at CBS Los Angeles.