Timeline: Santa Monica Shooting Rampage

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Sunday, Jun 9, 2013  |  Updated 12:09 AM PDT
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Timeline of Santa Monica Shooting Rampage

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Los Angeles Police Department Officers block the entrance to Santa Monica College after multiple shootings were reported on June 7, 2013 in Santa Monica.

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Timeline of Santa Monica Shooting Rampage

The 13-minute Santa Monica rampage left at least four dead before police killed the gunman on the Santa Monica College campus. Tena Ezzeddine reports from Santa Monica on the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Click here for NBC4's full coverage of the Santa Monica rampage.
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A shooting spree ended in a gun battle inside Santa Monica College library Friday and left four victims and a lone gunman dead, authorities said.

The entire ordeal lasted about 13 minutes, Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis said Saturday.

Below is a rough timeline of the shooting rampage, based on information provided by Lewis at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

  • 11:52 a.m.: Police receive report of shots fired in the 2000 block of Yorkshire Avenue. First responders arrive to find a home engulfed in flames and a female driver suffering from a gunshot wound.
  • The gunman carjacks a female driver at gunpoint and orders her to drive. They travel down Pico Boulevard toward Santa Monica College.
  • Two people are later found dead in a back room of the house. The fire is believed to have started in the front of the 1,000-square-foot home, Santa Monica Fire Department Chief Scott Ferguson said. It is not yet known what time or how the fire started.
  • 11:56 a.m.: Witnesses report seeing and hearing shots fired at a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus at Cloverfield and Pico boulevards.
  • 12:02 p.m.: Police receive calls of shots fired at Cloverfield Boulevard and Pearl Street.
  • A 68-year-old man is fatally shot while driving a red Ford Explorer near Lot 1 on Santa Monica College campus. His passenger is also shot.
  • The gunman scrambles onto campus, dropping a bag later found to be filled with magazines and a handgun. He heads toward the library.
  • 12:05 p.m.: One of three police officers involved in a gun battle with the shooter announces over his radio that the gunman has been killed.
  • 1:15 p.m.: A man dressed in all black is taken into custody on campus. He is interviewed and released after police determined he had a "legitimate reason" for being at the school.

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