One of Four Victims in Santa Monica Shooting Rampage Identified

A gunman went on a shooting spree on Friday, killing four and wounding at least five others before he was shot at Santa Monica College

One of the four victims in Friday's shooting rampage was identified as a 68-year-old groundskeeper at Santa Monica College.

Carlos Navarro Franco, of West Los Angeles, was shot while driving a red SUV that was fired upon by the gunman, said Los Angeles County Coroner's Investigator Joyce Kato.

Franco's 26-year-old daughter, who was in the passenger seat, was shot multiple times in the head, family members told NBC4. A psychology student at Santa Monica College, the woman was listed in critical condition Saturday night.

Full Coverage: Rampage in Santa Monica

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.

Five people were killed, including the yet-to-be-identified gunman.

Two people were found dead in a house fire near Yorkshire and Kansas avenues. Police said the shooter had "familial connections" with the charred home, but would not disclose further information. It was not immediately known how the pair died.

A woman, possibly in her 50s, died after being shot by the gunman in front of the campus library, Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis said.

Multiple other people were injured, including a woman described as gravely wounded and possibly brain dead, the coroner's office said.

“My heart goes out to the families of the victims of these tragic shootings in Santa Monica, and I am praying for the recovery of those who were injured,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in a statement on Saturday.

The 13-minute rampage unfolded about three miles south of a political fundraiser attended by President Barack Obama.

Two officials told The Associated Press that the killings began as a domestic violence incident and the victims in the home were the gunman's father and brother. But officials have not identified them and no motive has been disclosed.

The body of the gunman was removed from the library and could be seen on aerial television photos on the ground near the southern end of campus.

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