Two people have been shot in a Santa Monica alleyway, not far from the college where suspected gun man John Zawahri wreaked havoc on Friday afternoon, reports KTLA.com.
There is no evidence to suggest that today’s shooting is related to Friday’s horrific events.
This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.
Here’s what we know so far…
1. Two People Have Been Shot
#BREAKING: Two hospitalized after shooting near Santa Monica College.
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) June 11, 2013
A suspect approached two men at about 8:15 a.m. and opened fire before fleeing into a nearby car. One man has died after being shot in the chest, another is in surgery. Both men are suffering with “multiple gun shot wounds,” according to the LA Times.
2. It’s Been Confirmed as Unrelated to the Santa Monica College Shootings
The LA Times reports:
Law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said the incident had no connection with Friday’s rampage that left five victims and the gunman dead at the college and surrounding neighborhood.
3. Cops in Santa Monica Are Searching For Leads
Police are searching for a blue Infinity in connection with the shooting, the partial license plate reads: 5HX-287. Santa Monica police are investigating the possibility that it may be gang-related and might have some connection to the shooting on Sunday of a cyclist.
4. It Occurred Eerily Close to the College Campus
The alleyway is just a minute’s walk from Santa Monica College, at the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue.
Two shot in Santa Monica near 16th and Michigan. Area was scene of gang violence years ago.Quiet lately. twitter.com/ericspillman/s…
— eric spillman (@ericspillman) June 11, 2013
5. School’s Are NOT on Lockdown
School’s in the area have been notified about the shooting but were advised not to go on lockdown.