Santa Monica Shooting: Gunman, Several Victims Wounded
A gunman who opened fire on campus at Santa Monica College has been wounded by police, according to police.
At least three people were wounded in the shootout, with one in critical condition at UCLA Medical Center, after the gunman fired into a vehicle near campus.
“We didn’t know what was happening until all the students at the entrance of the library started running down towards the bottom of the library,” student Sam Luster said.
The school was on lockdown this afternoon until the suspect was apprehended, and though rumors were floating around that there may have been a second shooter who fled the scene, police could not confirm that.
President Obama was just a few miles away from the scene today at a fundraiser, but officials say they don’t believe the shootings had anything to do with his visit.
“We are aware of the incident and it is not impacting the visit,” said Secret Service Spokesman Edwin M. Donovan. “It’s a local police matter at this point.”