Police ID Gunman in Deadly Santa Monica Rampage

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

UPDATE, Sunday, 5pm:

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Police have identified the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Southern California that left five people dead.

Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis says Sunday that 23-year-old John Zawahri killed his father and older brother at their home Friday before going on a shooting spree in the streets and at a nearby college.

The violence ended after the gunman was shot to death by police in a chaotic scene at the Santa Monica College library.

Authorities did not immediately name the shooter or the two men found dead in the house because next of kin was out of the country and hadn't been notified.

Lewis said his name was released Sunday after his mother cut her trip short and came back to the country.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A woman who was critically wounded in the Santa Monica shooting rampage has died, bringing the total number of victims killed by the gunman to five.

Santa Monica College officials say 26-year-old Marcela Franco died Sunday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

She had been a passenger in a Ford Explorer driven by her father, 68-year-old campus employee Carlos Navarro Franco, who also was killed in the attack.

Police shot the gunman dead in the school's library Friday.

The shooter has not been identified because police are working to contact his next of kin.


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