Coverage of the deadly June 7 shootings in Santa Monica

Terror, Shock, Sorrow: Social Media Reactions to Santa Monica Shooting

Warning: Graphic content.

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Saturday, Jun 8, 2013  |  Updated 8:12 AM PDT
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Reactions to Shooting Flare on Social Media

This photo, tweeted by @AIZOZ, a Santa Monica College student, shows police officers in full gear clearing a building on campus. "We just got released by the swat team," the caption said. At least four people were killed before police fatally shot the shooter, authorities said on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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The first reports of gunshots came in at 11:52 a.m. A house was engulfed in flames and a gunman, armed with an assault rifle, was on a rampage through Santa Monica, according to Santa Monica police.

In the next several minutes, he would open fire on a public bus and exchange gunfire with officers before running onto the Santa Monica College campus, where the bloodshed continued.

The following is a compilation of social media reports from firsthand witnesses, which includes some graphic images.

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