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California Shooting Spree Leaves Several Dead

California Shooting Spree Dead

A California shooting spree has left at least three people dead and several others injured until the gunman committed suicide, police stated.

The shootings began with an apparent carjacking just after 5 am local time on Tuesday in an area of Orange County.

Tustin police then received reports of shootings in several locations between 5:30 am and 5:55 am, reports ABC News. The chaotic shooting spree left a trail of dead and injured victims.

Officers first discovered one person dead and one wounded at State Road 55 and McFadden street. The area is unincorporated Ladera Ranch.

Later on, they found two shot and wounded at Interstate 5 and Red Hill Avenue. They then discovered one person dead at Del Amo Boulevard and Edinger Avenue.

From there, the suspect drove to the intersection of Wanda Road and Katella Avenue. He shot himself in the middle of the intersection. It is believed that some people chased the alleged shooter, notes The Associated Press. Tustin police Supervisor Dave Kanoti added that it is possible more people were shot.

Kanoti added that the investigation will take some time, because there are several crime scenes involved. There are also many questions to ask as authorities work through what happened to cause the shooting spree.

Police believe that the shootings are all connected, but there is no definitive proof yet, aside from initial reports. There was no word on the condition of those wounded in the shooting spree.

A California Highway Patrol spokeswoman stated that there are no active crime scenes on Interstate 5. The southbound 55 McFadden Avenue off-ramp will be closed for the time being.

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