US gunman 'planned attack'

A gunman killed at least four people in a string of shootings through the Californian town of Santa Monica on Friday, law enforcement officials said. A US police chief has said the gunman had planned the attack and had 1,300 rounds of ammunition.

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US gunman 'planned Santa Monica attack'

Weapons and gear used by the shooting suspect in yesterday's crime spree is put on display for the media. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

A US police chief has said the gunman who killed four people in a shooting spree 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.

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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A policeman stands guard over the scene where a man believed to be the suspect in a shooting incident at Santa Monica College
A policeman stands guard over the scene where a man believed to be the suspect in a shooting incident at Santa Monica College Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Kraft
A woman stands on a street neat Santa Monica College following a shooting yesterday
A woman stands on a street neat Santa Monica College following a shooting yesterday Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn
Police officers gather during a search at Santa Monica College
Police officers gather during a search at Santa Monica College Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

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