|At least four people have been wounded in a shooting in the Santa Monica College area, California. The school is on lockdown and students are advised to stay away from the campus.|
A “fully armed” suspect has opened fire at cars and a bus in the area, local police said. Witnesses reported hearing at least one shotgun blast and several handgun shots.
UCLA Medical Center officials confirm that two people have been hospitalized and are in critical condition, while one is in a serious but not life-threatening condition, CNN reports. The fourth victim of the shooting is in good condition.
One suspect has reportedly been detained in the school's library and taken into custody. The police are now checking reports of a possible second shooter.
"We are aware of at least one suspect, there may possibly be others," said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Denise Joslin.
Before the shooting spree the suspect reportedly set fire to a nearby house, tried to break into another and carjacked two vehicles. A Los Angeles fire official has confirmed that firemen found two bodies inside the burned home near the shooting scene.
What is up with all these shootings lately?!