Thursday 25 December 2014

Man 'planned Santa Monica attack'

Dana Feldman

Published 07/06/2013 | 22:27

Los Angeles Police officers detain a man near a shooting at Santa Monica College (AP/Tami Abdollah)
A police officer leads children on a field trip out of Santa Monica College (AP/Reed Saxon)

A US police chief has said the gunman who killed four people in a chaotic rampage planned the attack and had 1,300 rounds of ammunition.

Jacqueline Seabrooks said the gunman, who was killed by police in Santa Monica, California, had a rifle, a duffel bag full of ammunition magazines and extra weaponry.

She said the suspect had a run-in with police seven years ago, but she could not comment further because he was a juvenile at the time.

She spoke near a display of weapons and ammunition recovered from Santa Monica College where the killings ended when police fatally shot the gunman.

Ms Seabrooks said police are investigating the gunman's connection to a house where the killings began a mile from campus. She would not identify the killer but said he would have turned 24 on Saturday.

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