Coverage of the deadly June 7 shootings in Santa Monica

Suspected Santa Monica Gunman ID’d; Fifth Victim Dies

Marcela Franco was getting textbooks for summer classes when she was shot in the Santa Monica shooting rampage

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    Suspected Santa Monica gunman John Zawahri, 23. Zawahri allegedly killed five people, including his father and brother, and wounded several others when during a rampage on Friday, June 7, 2013.

    A fifth victim in the Santa Monica shooting rampage has died, the family confirmed on Sunday.

    Marcela Franco, 26, was taken off life support at a hospital on Saturday night, said her cousin between sobs.

    Survivor of Santa Monica Rampage Speaks Out

    [LA] Survivor of Santa Monica Rampage Speaks Out
    Debra Fine was shot and survived after coming face-to-face with a man who was on a shooting rampage on Santa Monica on Friday, June 7, 2013. Tena Ezzeddine reports on Sunday, June 9, 2013. (Published Sunday, Jun 9, 2013)

    Full Coverage: Rampage in Santa Monica

    She was shot along with her father, Carlos Navarro Franco, who also died on Friday, when a gunman shot at the SUV they were riding in near Santa Monica College.

    Family Mourns Father, Daughter Slain in Rampage

    [LA] Family Mourns Father, Daughter Slain in Rampage
    Carlos Franco, 68, and his youngest daughter, Marcela Franco, 26, at left, were among those slain in the Santa Monica shooting rampage on Friday, June 7, 2013. Jane Yamamoto reports on NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013. (Published Monday, Jun 10, 2013)

    They were picking up books for summer classes at the college when they were shot, the college's president said. Marcela Franco was a student at Cal State Dominguez Hills and had registered to attend Santa Monica College this summer.

    They were among six fatalities, including the gunman, in Friday's shooting rampage. The suspected gunman has been identified as John Samir Zawahri, according to Santa Monica police.

    Father, Daughter Among Those Killed in Santa Monica Rampage

    [LA] Father, Daughter Among Those Killed in Santa Monica Rampage
    Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, and his daughter Marcela Franco, 26, were among those identified as victims of a deadly gun rampage in Santa Monica on Friday. Jane Yamamoto reports from Santa Monica on NBC4 News at 5 p.m. (Published Sunday, Jun 9, 2013)

    The suspect's father, Samir Zawahri, 55, and brother Christopher Zawahri, 24, were killed in the rampage, their bodies found in their burned home, Santa Monica police confirmed on Sunday.

    A memorial service was in progress Sunday evening for the Francos. Carlos Franco was a groundskeeper at Santa Monica College.

    Santa Monica Shooting Suspect Identified

    [LA] Santa Monica Shooting Suspect Identified
    Santa Monica police identified the suspected shooter as John Zawahri, 23. Reggie Kumar reports on NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013. (Published Sunday, Jun 9, 2013)

    "Carlos was truly a family man," wrote Chui L. Tsang, the college president in a statement posted on Facebook. "He was a dedicated husband and father and an integral part of the Santa Monica College family. His dedicated work to the campus grounds was enjoyed by students and visitors for two decades.

    "He will be sorely missed."

    Witnesses Describe Santa Monica Shootings and Fire

    [LA] Witnesses Describe Santa Monica Shootings and Fire
    The Santa Monica shootings reportedly started in a residential neighborhood where two bodies were found inside a burning home. It is believed that the gunman killed the two men inside the home and then set the house on fire. Neighbors saw the gunman walk out of the burning home, armed with an assault rifle. Michelle Valles reports from Santa Monica for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on June 7, 2013. (Published Sunday, Jun 9, 2013)

    Friday's violence began just before noon with a shooting and fire in a Santa Monica neighborhood. The incident continued with the gunman firing randomly at people and vehicles on city streets and the campus of Santa Monica College, where the suspect was killed by police, authorities said.

    The Santa Monica College Foundation has established a memorial fund honoring Carlos Franco.

    Santa Monica Gun Battle Recounted

    [LA] Gun Battle in the Santa Monica College Library Recounted
    A witness and police describe the terrifying gun battle inside the Santa Monica College library at the end of a deadly shooting rampage that left four victims and the gunman dead on Friday. Reggie Kumar reports from Santa Monica for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Click here for NBC4's full coverage of the Santa Monica rampage. (Published Sunday, Jun 9, 2013)

    Donations can be made to The Carlos Franco Family Memorial Fund.

    Or by mail to: The Santa Monica College Foundation
    1900 Pico Boulevard
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Raw Video: Santa Monica Shooting Press Conference

    [LA] Raw Video: Police News Conference on Shootings
    Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks and Santa Monica Fire Chief Scott Ferguson provide some details about the deadly shooting spree that culminated in a shootout on the Santa Monica College campus on Friday, June 7, 2013. Click here for NBC4's full coverage of the Santa Monica rampage. (Published Sunday, Jun 9, 2013)

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    Witness Saw Gunman in SWAT-Like Gear

    [LA] Witness at Burned Home Saw Gunman in SWAT-Like Gear
    Jerry Cunningham-Rathner heard gunshots outside her Santa Monica home and emerged to see a gunman clad in SWAT-like apparel and a neighbor's home in flames. The gunman then shot a driver and carjacked another vehicle. The incident is believed to be connected to shootings at Santa Monica College. NBC4’s Michelle Valles reports from Santa Monica on June 7, 2013. Click here for NBC4's full coverage of the Santa Monica rampage. (Published Sunday, Jun 9, 2013)

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