The four dead in the shooting have not yet been identified, and police have confirmed that the Orange County shootings involve multiple crime scenes after the late night/early morning gunfire spree began at 4:45 AM local time.
According to local news outlet KPCC, it is not yet clear where all shots were fired, though it appears only four are dead after the Tustin shooting. The station reports:
“There were multiple crime scenes in Tustin, in Santa Ana and unincorporated Orange County, said Tustin Lt. Paul Garaven. There are also potentially many more victims who were shot at but not hit while driving on area freeways.”
“The shootings began at 4:45 a.m. when deputies responding to a call found a female shot multiple times in a house in unincorporated Ladera Ranch, said Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino … From 5:30 a.m. to 5:55 a.m., Tustin police received reports of shootings in several locations, Tustin police Supervisor Dave Kanoti.”
Of the four dead in the shooting, police say that the shooter did not know the three victims, and in all likelihood, the shootings were entirely random in nature:
“I do not believe any of the victims are related to each other. It might have been a random thing … We just don’t know.”
The genders of the four dead in the shooting in California were not disclosed, save for the shooter, who was confirmed to be male. Police say that there are five crime scenes across Orange County identified so far.