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At least four dead in California shooting spree

Published on Feb 20, 2013 5:59 AM
Orange County Sheriff deputies investigate a crime scene on Feb 19, 2013 in Tustin, California. According to law enforcement officials six people were shot in cities of Tustin, Ladera Ranch and Orange, four of them fatally, including the suspected shooter, who apparently killed himself. -- PHOTO : AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A gunman killed three people in California on Tuesday, including at least one execution-style, in a series of carjackings before taking his own life, police said.

At least two other people were injured as the gunman fired randomly on other vehicles while driving a stolen car on the freeway, before he shot and killed himself in the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles.

The first killing appeared to be a woman found dead in her home in Ladera Ranch, after neighbors reported hearing gunfire in the early hours. The suspect, a man in his 20s, then fled in an SUV.

"Multiple incidents" then occurred as the man drove to nearby Tustin, about 56km south-east of Los Angeles, said Tustin police department spokesman Paul Garaven.

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