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Report: Shots fired at Santa Monica College, shooter down; Updated

http://twitter.com/#!/DJBerumen/status/343081537539039232

Santa Monica College is currently on lockdown following reported gunfire:

http://twitter.com/#!/KNXJay/status/343083430956896257
http://twitter.com/#!/KNXJay/status/343084066955988993
http://twitter.com/#!/AndyRiesmeyer/status/343087327079440384

On-scene tweets from a Santa Monica College research analyst:

http://twitter.com/#!/DJBerumen/status/343083342859759616
http://twitter.com/#!/DJBerumen/status/343084281918263296

The suspect is reportedly down:

http://twitter.com/#!/CBSLA/status/343084079438233600

The number of victims is unknown.

http://twitter.com/#!/DJBerumen/status/343086590911971329
http://twitter.com/#!/AndyRiesmeyer/status/343087935417098241

We will continue to monitor the situation and update with further developments.

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Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/KNXJay/status/343087992627408897

The LA Times is reporting three victims:

http://twitter.com/#!/13ReginaMobley/status/343088803889688576

President Obama is in town today for a fundraiser:

http://twitter.com/#!/jbwworld/status/343089649880817664

But he is several blocks away from the college:

http://twitter.com/#!/ClairDogg/status/343090421519491073
http://twitter.com/#!/LisaDCNN/status/343090548632076288

More on the shooting suspect via NBC LA:

http://twitter.com/#!/NBCLA/status/343092049999982592

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Update:

The Corsair, Santa Monica College’s newspaper, is tweeting photos from the scene:

http://twitter.com/#!/The_Corsair/status/343091852179828736
http://twitter.com/#!/The_Corsair/status/343092650183897088
http://twitter.com/#!/The_Corsair/status/343095535772782592

More eyewitness accounts:

http://twitter.com/#!/lolosen/status/343099050222030848
http://twitter.com/#!/KennethMoultry/status/343098880898002945

Purported photo of the suspect:

http://twitter.com/#!/oliverdarcy/status/343099474857570305

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Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/MatthewKeysLive/status/343101446813798401

Three victims are reportedly being treated:

http://twitter.com/#!/MatthewKeysLive/status/343101379511984129

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Update:

Research analyst Daniel Berumen says he saw an officer down:

http://twitter.com/#!/DJBerumen/status/343101333072666624

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Update:

There may be a second shooting suspect:

http://twitter.com/#!/The_Corsair/status/343104999540269056

A second person has been taken into police custody:

http://twitter.com/#!/KFINEWS/status/343110477695549441

http://twitter.com/#!/KFINEWS/status/343115711582965760

The man being taken into custody in the video acknowledges that he is a student at the college.

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Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/MatthewKeysLive/status/343132224155185154

Just awful.

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Update, 7:30 p.m.:

Police now say that as many as six people, not including the suspect, were shot and killed today in incidents around Santa Monica College.

http://twitter.com/#!/anblanx/status/343150372048748545
http://twitter.com/#!/MatthewKeysLive/status/343146392086269952

Here’s a bit of a gruesome tally and a neighborhood map showing the path of the shooter. The two bodies at Yorkshire were recovered from a burning home. It appears the shooting spree started there, moved through town following a carjacking, and ended at that Santa Monica College campus.

http://twitter.com/#!/ABC7/status/343123316237819907

#SMC UPDATE:
2 dead at Yorkshire
1 dead Cloverfield/Pico
2 dead 19th/Pearl
1 died at UCLA
1 suspect killed
1 person of interest in custody— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) June 07, 2013

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Update: Just before midnight, police reported that the death count had been revised down by one, leaving the total number of casualties at five, including the shooter.

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/07/report-shots-fired-at-santa-monica-college-shooter-down/

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