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Gunman kills six in California drive-by shooting

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 00:53

May 24 - A lone gunman sprayed bullets from a car in a drive-by shooting in a southern California college town, killing at least six before his car crashed and he was found dead inside. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Police are on scene of a drive-by shooting near the University of California at Santa Barbara. At least six people were killed when a lone gunman sprayed bullets from a vehicle. The Country Sheriff said seven more people were wounded in what is described as a "premeditated atrocity." (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN, SAYING: "(sobbing) I just thought it was like an airsoft gun or something, so I was like hey what up? And I turned around and started walking the other way, and then like he shot (crying)." The Sheriff said deputies twice exchanged fire with the gunman. This, before his vehicle crashed. He was found dead inside from a gunshot wound to the head. It is not clear whether the suspected gunman was killed by deputies or died of a self-inflicted wound.

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Gunman kills six in California drive-by shooting

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 00:53