29_35x90 knx_35x90

Local

Coroner IDs 1 Of 4 Victims Killed In Santa Monica Rampage

View Comments
(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Santa Monica Tragedy

SANTA MONICA (AP) — Los Angeles County coroners have identified one of the people gunned down at Santa Monica College in a shooting rampage that killed four people before police shot and killed the gunman.

Investigator Joyce Kato says 68-year-old Carlos Navarro Franco of west Los Angeles was killed in Friday’s shootings.

Franco was the driver of a red Ford Explorer that the gunman sprayed with bullets, killing him and wounding his passenger, who was in critical condition after undergoing surgery at a UCLA hospital.

The violence lasted about 20 minutes and started about a mile away from campus, where the gunman is believed to have killed his father, brother and another person in a house, police said. That house burned down, and investigators are determining whether that was arson.

RELATED STORIES:
» Coroner: Death Imminent For Woman Hurt In Santa Monica Rampage
» Neighbor Describes Alleged Santa Monica Shooter As ‘Useless Human’
» 5 Dead, Including Suspect, In Santa Monica Shooting Rampage

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus