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O.C. Shooting Spree: Gunman Kills 3, Commits Suicide

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I’m trying to figure out if it’s a matter of coincidence that there seems to be a surge of news stories which involve guns, and shootings. To me, it’s as though since the Sandy Hook mass shooting, given the current gun control debate, every single day there are more stories involving guns. I’m not trying to be funny, but it’s to the point that I wish we’d go back to reporting on face-eating zombies. Yeah, remember when that was hot in the news?

Anyway, there was yet another shooting in California today; and no, this one didn’t involve an ex-cop turned anti-racism superhero. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure of all the details, but it would appear that yet another person in America has lost his rabbit-assed-mind, and has decided to pick up a gun and go out it yet another blaze of glory. I’m sure by the time this is over, someone will in the media will say that this could have been prevented if only we had tougher gun laws. But hey, don’t allow me to stop the debate; I’m still trying to figure this all out.

This from KTLA:

It all started around 4:45 a.m. when Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded to call of shots fired at 5 Red Leaf Lane in Ladera Ranch.

They found a female deceased with multiple gunshot wounds, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

The relationship between the suspect and the victim was not immediately clear.

The suspect, a male in his 20s, fled in an SUV and then “committed numerous incidents in Santa Ana and Tustin,” Amormino said.

o-c-shooting-spree-gunman-kills-3-commits-suicide1Tustin police received a radio call at about 5:10 a.m. about a man with a gun in the area of Red Hill Avenue and the 5 Freeway, according to Lt. Paul Garavan.

Officers responded and confirmed that a carjacking had occurred. A man was shot and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police then responded to a carjacking and fatal shooting near the 55 Freeway off-ramp at McFadden Avenue in Santa Ana.

The suspect was driving the vehicle he had taken in the Tustin incident. He got out of the vehicle and confronted a man in a BMW, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

The suspect ordered the man out of the vehicle and walked him to the curb, where he shot and killed him execution-style.

Bertagna said the victim was a Caucasian male, but he did not have any information about the man’s age or identity.

Tustin police then received yet another call about a man with a gun — this time at Edinger and Del Almo avenues in Tustin.

That’s where the suspect shot two men during a carjacking in the parking lot of a Micro Center electronics store.

One of them was pronounced dead at the scene, and the second was transported to the hospital.

Friends told KTLA that the deceased man was named Jeremy, and that he was in his late 20s and worked as a plumber at a construction site across the street from where he was shot.

Tustin police said there were also reports of multiple gunshots fired at passing motorists on the southbound 55 Freeway.

Three victims have come forward so far, according to Garavan. One of them suffered minor injuries, and the other two only had damage to their vehicles.

The chaotic chain of events came to an end shortly after the Edinger incident, when officers spotted the suspect in the stolen vehicle.

The suspect got out of the vehicle at Wanda Road and Katella Avenue in the city of Orange and shot and killed himself.

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Published on: February 19, 2013

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