At Least Seven Dead, Including Suspect, Following Shooting Near Santa Monica College, Police Say

Source: M. Alex Johnson and Richard Esposito / NBC News

At least seven people, including a gunman, were killed and two to three others injured Friday in a series of shootings near a community college in Santa Monica, Calif., west of Los Angeles, authorities said. The suspected shooter was shot and killed by officers at the scene and authorities have another suspect in custody, they said.

The shootings took place near where President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend a fundraising event. FBI agents responded to the scene, but the Secret Service said the shootings were believed to be unrelated to the president’s visit.

Investigators gave no indication of a possible motive.

Dr. Marshall Morgan, at the Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said in a news conference hours after the shootings that one of three victims — all women — brought to the trauma center with gunshot wounds had died.  One other was still in surgery and another was listed in serious condition, he said.

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